Dissemination-cum-Advocacy workshop – Analysis on Devolution of Funds to Panchayats under 14th CFC and 4th SFC and their impact on outcomes for social sector with reference to women and children of Odisha

The workshop was jointly organised by CBPS and UNICEF Odisha Office on 8th August 2018 at Hotel Excellency, Bhubaneswar to disseminate the findings of the study and to discuss them in order to formulate suitable policy recommendations.

Mr. G B Reddy, Officer on Special Duty, Planning  and Convergence Department, Government of Odisha inaugurated the workshop after a welcome address by Mrs. Lalita Patnaik, Station Head, UNICEF and a brief overview of the study by  Mr. Srinivas Alamuru, Adviser, CBPS. This was followed by presentation by Mr. Madhusudhan Rao, Research Adviser, CBPS.

Participants included senior officials from the Departments of Women and Child Development and Planning and Convergence; and elected representatives and officers from three study districts viz. Balasore, Keonjhar and Koraput.