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

  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to March 2019 Status: On-going 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 functioni...
  • 16 Apr
    2018
    Duration: April 2018 - September 2018 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka The objectives of this study are: Analyze the overall implementation of PMFBY scheme in Karnataka across the various stages of Pre-Notification, Notification, Enrolment and Claims. Review the proposed guidelines issued by the Government of India, and analyze the ...
  • 15 Nov
    2017
    Duration: July 2017 to August 2018 Status: On - Going Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Odisha Under the 14th Central Finance Commission, Odisha would get basic grants to rural local bodies of Rs. 7,965.28 crores across five years period during 2015-2020. In addition to the basic grants, Odisha will get Rs. 885.03 as performance grant to rural local bodies during 2016-2020 for the rural local bodie...
  • 08 Sep
    2017
    Duration: Sept 2017 to Nov 2017 Status: Completed Funder: The Asia Foundation a) A stocktaking report that identifies key reform areas to restructure and transform LLDF to meet the emergent requirements from local authorities b) A gap analysis report that curates and reviews different models from global and regional best practices and provides draft receommendations c) A final restruc...
  • 24 Mar
    2017
    Duration: Mar 2017 - Oct 2017 Status: Completed 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-sc...
  • 10 Feb
    2017
    Duration: 10 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2017 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: ActionAid Myanmar Provide technical inputs to parliamentarians along with AAM governance team advisor to the JPAC as well as government officials in charge of budget in the ministry of planning and finance.
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office The analysis on Public Expenditure on Children in Karnataka is updated for the Financial Year 2016-17.
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: Completed 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 highl...
  • 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...
  • 10 Jan
    2017
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: Completed 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 apprec...