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

  • 19 Jan
    2015
    Duration: May 2015 – August 2015 Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office Karnataka State MDG Report: India’s progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has steadily improved in the last fifteen years. The latest National Report on MDGs shows that India has successfully halved the number of people below poverty line and achieved universal primary education and pro...
  • 01 Dec
    2014
    Duration: 2014-15 Status: Completed Funder: Save the Children, India Based on an analysis of budget documents, financial management reports of the state health societies (SHS) and progress reports published by the NRHM and various studies and evaluations related to the implementation of NRHM, the study presents different perspectives of health expenditure in the three states of Bihar, Raj...
  • 01 Nov
    2014
    Duration: 2014 Status: Completed Funder: The Asia Foundation A week long orientation programme included technical sessions on municipal finance and governance and field visits to municipalities in the States of Gujarat and Karnataka.  This report summarizes learning from the technical sessions, field visits and the discussions of the orientation programme. The objective of the orientatio...
  • 24 Oct
    2014
    Duration: Oct 2014 - Mar 2017 Status: On-going Funder/ Partner: National Foundation of India The budget works in the project include: Pre-budget consultation with a charter of demands presented to the State Government- This is based on budget analysis and consultations with the CSOs working on the issues of children. Facilitating a participatory budget making in a municipality and...
  • 01 Oct
    2014
    Duration: 2015 Status: Completed Funder: National Foundation for India Public Expenditure Tracking (PET) study was undertaken as a part of the study of public expenditure on critical social sector for vulnerable groups. The study tracks expenditures from state level to the recipient level (patients) of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in Bangalore Rural district of ...
  • 25 Aug
    2014
    Duration: Aug 2014 - Aug 2015 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) CBPS is conducting a study of the budgets of the Delhi Police over a three-year span. This is intended as a micro-study of the police budgeting process, with a particular focus on linkages with the police response to crimes against women. The scope of the work under this study is: ...
  • 18 Apr
    2014
    Funder/ Partner: The World Bank CBPS was entrusted with mapping of tax laws involved listing various taxes and non taxes collected at three tiers of PRIs, taxes collected by the state on behalf of PRIs, powers and flexibility given to the PRIs in terms of tax base, tax rates, collection and utilisation of the revenue. The recommendations of Union and State Finance commissions on tax reforms of ...
  • 25 Nov
    2013
    Duration: 2013-14 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: State Institute of Rural Development, Administrative Training Institute, Mysore Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) is a centrally sponsored programme initiated in 2007 in 250 backward districts of the country. The programme has been designed with the dual purpose of meeting the unfulfilled critical infrastructural (development) gaps and...
  • 15 Oct
    2013
    Duration: 2013 Funder: Global Development Network Budget Toolkit seeks to address this felt need of citizens and CSOs for guidance in understanding the budget process and how to make sense of the budget itself. Budget Toolkit is presented in two modules, each consisting of several units. Module A provides an introduction to what budgets are, how they are prepared and the contents of the budg...
  • 15 Oct
    2013
    Duration: 2013 Funder: Global Development Network The purpose of the action guide is to help to understand the broader role of elected representatives in ensuring the rights of the people. It aims at addressing specific areas through fulfillment and protection of rights. It intends to provide information on the rights as well as responsibilities that would pave the way for effective function...