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 Mar
    2012
    Duration: 2011-12 Funder/ Partner: Global Development Network This study looked at present day allocations, expenditure and institutional mechanisms in the elementary education system in Karnataka, the study estimated the fund requirements and the governance challenges that the state faces to deliver with the implementation of the Right to Education Act 2009. Working Paper: Two working p...
  • 25 Feb
    2012
    Duration: February to June 2012 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Decentralisation Analysis Cell, Government of Karnataka To study the determinants of own source revenue (OSR) of Gram Panchayats in Karnataka based on a sample survey of 128 gram panchayats.
  • 25 Nov
    2011
    Duration: November 2011 - March 2012 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Karnataka State Health System Resource Centre (KSHSRC)  Bangalore This study investigates the allocation and utilization of untied funds under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) at different level of public health facilities in two districts namely: Bangalore Urban and Udupi in Karnataka state. Analyzing the data c...
  • 23 Nov
    2011
    Duration: 2011 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: CBPS It is a study of the Cash Transfer System in Brazil, the long term and immediate impacts of the program and the lessons that can serve as reference for India. This study explores the Cash Transfer System to the poor that began in the mid 1980s in Campinas in Sao Paulo, and in the Federal District of Brasilia. The study aims at stimula...
  • 23 Jan
    2011
    Duration: October 2009 - January 2011 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Expenditure Reforms Commission (ERC), Government of Karnataka, India The institutional processes and mechanisms of programme implementation by Panchayati Raj Institution (PRIs) were studied in detail through consultations and field visits.
  • 23 Jan
    2011
    Duration: 2010-11 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Expenditure Reforms Commission (ERC), Government of Karnataka, India CBPS analysed rationale of user charges, and the issues to be considered in framing a user charge policies and practice in three departments Urban Water Supply, Irrigation and Roads. Recommendations were based on literature on the topic advises and inefficiencies seen...
  • 23 Jul
    2009
    Duration: July 2009 - October 2011 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: CBPS, Bangalore, India The study analyses the processes and procedures of obtaining and shifting power connections in BESCOM.
  • 23 Mar
    2009
    Duration: March 2009 - February 2010 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: The Ford Foundation, New Delhi, India A study of municipal budgets and issues related to governance.  
  • 23 Jun
    2008
    Duration: January 2008 - June 2011 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Google Foundation, California, USA The study analyses the budget and budgetary processes of rural and urban local self-governments and capacity building of various stakeholders including elected representatives.  
  • 23 Nov
    2007
    Duration: 2007-2012 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Global Development Network (GDN) CBPS has partnered with the Global Development Network (GDN) for the project 'Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability', with a focus on using tools of program budget analysis, benefit incidence analysis, cost effectiveness analysis and policy simulation exercises for the...