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

  • 06 Jun
    2019
    Duration: May 2019 - September 2019 (5 months) Funder/ Partner: The World Bank, New Delhi The study is aimed to gain a deeper understanding of budget, expenditure trends and fiscal accountability in school education over time across the select states. The analysis will unpack the important components of expenditure and make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of fiscal tr...
  • 20 Feb
    2019
    Duration: June 2018 - May 2021 Funder/ Partner: Fiscal Policy Institute, Bangalore CBPS has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fiscal Policy Institute, Bangalore. Conducting Perspective Building Workshops in areas of: 1. Public Finance: Basic Concepts and Debates 2. Programme and Outcome Budgeting: Theory and Practice 3. Public Finance for Children (PF4C) and Child Budget 4. ...
  • 04 Feb
    2019
    Duration: June 2018 – May 2021 Funder/Partner: Finance Department, Government of Karnataka When examining the impact of government expenditure in social sector, academic studies have mostly focused on changes in longer term social outcomes such as educational attainment and health status. While welfare outcomes such as the above are important in themselves, it is fairly well accepted tha...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to December 2019 Status: Completed Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi The National Policy for Children brought out in 2013 highlighted the state commitment for securing the rights of the child keeping in view the needs of the children at different stages in a life cycle approach. India is a signatory of the UN Convention on the Rights of Child and committed to the Sust...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to September 2019 Status: On-going Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi Public expenditure on secondary education 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 stud...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to June 2019 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 understand ...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to June 2019 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 understand ...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to March 2019 Status: On-going Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi The Government of Telangana is in the process of developing Vision 2025. The vision document will be a larger document aligned to SDGs. WCD Telangana is working on Goals 2 & 5. Hence, these are likely to be mostly though not necessarily linked to Nutrition & Child Protection. The proposed costing ...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to March 2019 Status: On-going Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi The Nava Karnataka Vision 2025 released in March 2018 speaks of improving the access to medical services, safe drinking water and improved sanitary conditions. The vision document also points out the behavioural development communication for improved behaviours among the stakeholders towards their health ...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to March 2019 Status: On-going 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 beneficiarie...