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

  • 23 Jan
    2006
    Duration: January 2006 - December 2008 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: The Ford Foundation, New Delhi, India This project had twin core objectives of promoting an inclusive, participatory budget process and enhancing the capacity and accountability in the urban local governance in Belgaum and Kolhapur districts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. About 15 municipalities were covered in the p...
  • 23 Nov
    2005
    Duration: June 2005 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad, India The study documents the best practices across States and provides suggestion for improving the decentralization process in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • 08 Nov
    2005
    Duration: June 2005 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Task Force on Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, India The study analyses the expenditures of medical and public health in health-related sectors during 1960 - 2000.
  • 23 Nov
    2003
    Duration: 2003 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Centre for Budget and Policy Studies A collaborative study between CBPS and the Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD) was undertaken to assess the relative poverty status of new members of micro-finance or self-help groups (SHGs) being organised by Prayas in two panchayats of the Boipariguda block in Koraput district of Orissa. It...
  • 08 Aug
    2003
    Duration: August 2003 - December 2007 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, Illinois, USA The study looks into the role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in health sector. Film: Two short films, titled "Niratha Nirantha" and "Kshamayaa Dharitri" were made as a part of this study.  
  • 23 Nov
    2001
    Duration: 2001 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Task Force on Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, India The study provides recommendations to implement a comprehensive health management information system.  
  • 23 Nov
    1997
    Duration: March 2001 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Ford Foundation This project aimed at studying the working of District Planning Committee (DPC) in Kodagu district of Karnataka. A constitutional body provided by the 94th Amendment, this body had to consolidate the plans prepared by the Panchayats and Municipalities in the districts and to prepare a draft development plan for the di...