Most of the health, education and budget related work by CBPS has incorporated gender as a special focus. Reproductive and Maternal Health and Public Expenditure Analysis are some of the studies that examined gender as a focus area. Currently, three major research studies primarily focusing on gender issues are being conducted. New employment opportunities and incidence of violence against women in Information Technology Industry is being explored. Impact of working in the IT industry on care-related responsibilities is also being studied. Another study is trying to understand the barriers to economic empowerment of women inherent in societal systems and solutions to such barriers by looking through the lens of a collective action based programme in the rural areas of India. This research study evaluates the impact of Mahila Samakhya programme on women’s economic empowerment in Bihar and Karnataka. There is also a study which involves looking at the budgeting process of Delhi Police and its implications on key aspects of police response and service delivery with a focus on crimes against women.


  • 08 Nov
    Duration: 2013-14 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Administrative Training Institute, Mysore This study, conducted in two Backward Region Grant Fund districts of Karnataka viz. Gulbarga and Davangere, has the objective of exploring the differences in Gram Panchayats with women and men Adhyakshas in terms of: a. Priorities for investment in different sectors b. Delivery of services in ...
  • 08 Aug
    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.