Gender

Most of the health, education and budget related work by CBPS has incorporated gender as a special focus. Reproductive and Maternal Health and Public Expenditure Analysis are some of the studies that examined gender as a focus area. Currently, three major research studies primarily focusing on gender issues are being conducted. New employment opportunities and incidence of violence against women in Information Technology Industry is being explored. Impact of working in the IT industry on care-related responsibilities is also being studied. Another study is trying to understand the barriers to economic empowerment of women inherent in societal systems and solutions to such barriers by looking through the lens of a collective action based programme in the rural areas of India. This research study evaluates the impact of Mahila Samakhya programme on women’s economic empowerment in Bihar and Karnataka. There is also a study which involves looking at the budgeting process of Delhi Police and its implications on key aspects of police response and service delivery with a focus on crimes against women.

Projects

  • 26 May
    2020
    Duration: 26 June 2019 – 20 December 2019 Funder/ Partner: The United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Achieving gender equality in and through education is central to meeting the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is clear that gender disparity exists in education, and largely disadvantages girls. However, there are specific disadv...
  • 26 May
    2020
    Duration: 30 December 2019 to 15 June 2020 Status: On-Going Funder/ Partner: Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) The Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) approached Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) to evaluate an online course titled Facilitating Gender Transformative Evaluations that ISST has been conducting since 2018. The online module aims to develop the capacities...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to September 2020 Status: On-going Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi Public expenditure on health in India, despite being low in comparison to most countries, is substantial in its size. An analysis of public expenditure patterns becomes important to aid to the understanding of its directions as well as to gauge the efficiency of the expenditure. This study will unders...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to September 2020 Status: On-going Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi Public expenditure on health in India, despite being low in comparison to most countries, is substantial in its size. An analysis of public expenditure patterns becomes important to aid to the understanding of its directions as well as to gauge the efficiency of the expenditure. This study will under...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to March 2019 Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi Karnataka state has recently launched the Mathrupoorna scheme, during 2017 to provide one hot cooked meal to pregnant women and lactating mothers instead of the Take Home Rations that were provided to them. The food is being provided at the Anganwadi Centres in the entire state. About 12 lakh beneficiaries (both pregnant wom...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to March 2019 Status: Completed Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi CBPS has recently concluded a preliminary study on Bhagyalakshmi (BL), a cash transfer scheme operational in Karnataka since 2006-07 for those from Belo Poverty Line families. This is a second phase of the study including a field-based process review to deepen our understanding of the scheme’s functio...
  • 19 Apr
    2018
    Duration: April 2018 - April 2021 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: Malala Fund To demonstrate the impact of an empowerment-based mentoring model for adolescent girls. The mentoring model will develop leadership skills, allow girls to develop critical thinking skills, examining and changing their perception of themselves and their aspirations, and enable actions related to themselves, t...
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office Women and Child Development Department in Karnataka launched the Stree Shakthi programme during 2000-01 to empower rural women and make them self reliant. Stree Shakthi Groups are formed at the village level to inculcate the savings habit in the members empowering the women economically. About 15 t...
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office An ethnographic study of the new Hot Cooked Meals (HCM) pilot programme for Pregnant and Lactating women (P&L) that is to be launched by WCD will be undertaken in two districts, as per the request of WCD. The study will use methods of observations, interviews and case studies at selected angan...
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office Karnataka launched Bhagya Lakshmi Scheme during 2006-07 (partially modified from August 2008) with an objective to promote the birth of girl children in below poverty line families and to raise the status of the girl child in the family in particular and society in general. Under the scheme Rs. 1...