Governance and Accountability

Decentralisation, Budget Analysis, Governance and Accountability are also focus areas of CBPS work. Workshops for enhancing facilitating inclusive participatory budgeting process and accountability have been conducted for urban local bodies and Gram Panchayats across various states. Understanding the determinants of own source revenues of Gram Panchayats as well as the criteria and processes for devolution of Plan funds through Centrally Sponsored Schemes have also been studied. National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and its impact on financial inclusion and productivity of land have been reviewed. CBPS was also entrusted with the responsibility to prepare the District Human Development Report for Bangalore Rural District. This was under a larger project of Government of Karnataka under which they have developed District Human Development Reports for all 30 districts in the State. CBPS also prepared a Status Report of Millennium Development Goals in Karnataka. Since 2014, CBPS has trained two interns in Budget Analysis. Two toolkits for capacity building in the sphere of Budget Analysis and Local Self Governance have also been developed. An orientation workshop on Budget Concepts, Process, Analysis and Advocacy was also conducted for civil society organisations. CBPS intends to continue organising such capacity building workshops in future.

Projects

  • 24 Mar
    2017
    Duration: Mar 2017 - Oct 2017 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: 3IE CBPS is conducting a state-level evaluation of the recently introduced crop insurance scheme - Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna that was launched in Karnataka in April 2016. The first phase of the study will contribute in scoping the scheme highlighting factors that affect crop insurance. In the second phase, a large-sca...
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office The analysis on Public Expenditure on Children in Karnataka will be updated for the Financial Year 2015-16.
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office Prevalence of stunting and wasting due to malnutrition among children and women is a serious issue in the country and especially in Karnataka. Global Nutrition Report 2016 holds that nutrition is central to SDGs and it feeds into 12 of the 17 SDGs. While some indicators of these 12 SDGs are highly ...
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: On-going 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. ...
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would require considerable mobilization of resources especially since Karnataka has not been able to achieve all the MDGs. As a starting point, it is important to know what the current levels of expenditures related to SDGs are, in order to appreci...
  • 15 Dec
    2016
    Duration: Oct  2016 - Mar 2017 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: Hyderabad Karnataka Region Development Board, Kalburgi CBPS has been awarded a project by Hyderabad Karnataka Regional Development Board (HKRDB) to conduct a critical evaluation–cum–impact study of the report of the High Power (Nanjundappa) Committee on Redressal of Regional Imbalances with special reference to Hyderaba...
  • 01 Nov
    2015
    Duration: June 2015 to September 2015 Status: Completed Funder: The World Bank The study assessed the appropriateness of different criteria for providing block grants to more backward and most backward Gram Panchayats. The study also assessed the current practices and capacities in terms of accounting and auditing practices in sample Gram Panchayats.
  • 01 Nov
    2015
    Duration: November 2015 - June 2016 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office To conduct a meaningful budget tracking exercise on the ICDS programme in the state of Karnataka it is essential to study all the processes that are involved in its smooth functioning. CBPS will carry out an extensive literature review on all processes of the ICDS programme in the state includin...
  • 13 Aug
    2015
    Duration: 2015 Status: Completed The Seminar ‘Enhancing Performance through Improved Budgeting’ was jointly organized by Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS), National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) and the World Bank.  The discussions covered the issues related to budgeting, chart of accounts and computerization of accounts at State and Union Government level. Th...
  • 20 Mar
    2015
    Duration: March 2015 to December 2015 Funder: Jharkhand Education Project Council Status: Completed This field-based study was undertaken to examine the following: Process of constitution of School Management Committee. How Functional are School Management Committee. Effectiveness of School Management Committee. Role and Function of SMC. Level of understanding of their ro...