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

  • 01 Mar
    2021
    Duration: March 2021 - June 2021 Status: On-Going Funder/ Partner: Thakur Family Foundation The idea of establishing a public health cadre in India has long been the intent of policy planners in the country. The task force on universal health coverage in 2011, recommended the formation of two new cadres, namely, the health systems management and public health cadre (Planning Commission...
  • 01 Dec
    2020
    Duration: October 2020 - June 2021 Status: On-Going Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Chhattisgarh Office In addition to being a global public health crisis, COVID-19 has also severely affected the global economy at all levels, from national to sub-national. Significant reductions in income, rise in unemployment and disruptions in transportation, service and manufacturing industries are the consequ...
  • 30 Aug
    2020
    Duration: August 2020 – June 2021 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: International Budget Partnership (IBP) Cities have been regarded as the engines of economic growth and the top 10 cities together contribute about 1.26 trillion USD (PPP) to India’s GDP of 9.49 trillion USD (PPP). Experience has shown that urbanisation is a resultant of the increase in productivity and urbanisation ...
  • 15 May
    2020
    Duration: August 2019 – June 2020 Funder/ Partner: UNICEF, Hyderabad Office This study analyses the Beacon (well-performing) Gram Panchayats (GP) and other institutions (Anganwadi centre, VHSNC, SDMC and Bal Vikas Samithi) at GP level for its functioning in relation to their statutory responsibilities across different divisions of Karnataka state. This will help in identifying the ways in ...
  • 15 May
    2020
    Duration: 15 September 2019 – 30 June 2020 Funder/ Partner: Child Rights and You (CRY) The study focuses on understanding the governance at district level and below, particularly the processes of planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring focusing on the access to entitlements under various laws, policies and more specifically, schemes implemented at district and below.  The proje...
  • 06 Jun
    2019
    Duration: May 2019 - September 2019 (5 months) Funder/ Partner: The World Bank, New Delhi The study is aimed to gain a deeper understanding of budget, expenditure trends and fiscal accountability in school education over time across the select states. The analysis will unpack the important components of expenditure and make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of fiscal tr...
  • 20 Feb
    2019
    Duration: June 2018 - June 2024 Funder/ Partner: Fiscal Policy Institute, Bangalore CBPS has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fiscal Policy Institute, Bangalore. Conducting Perspective Building Workshops in areas of: 1. Public Finance: Basic Concepts and Debates 2. Programme and Outcome Budgeting: Theory and Practice 3. Public Finance for Children (PF4C) and Child Budget 4....
  • 04 Feb
    2019
    Duration: June 2018 – May 2021 Funder/Partner: Finance Department, Government of Karnataka When examining the impact of government expenditure in social sector, academic studies have mostly focused on changes in longer term social outcomes such as educational attainment and health status. While welfare outcomes such as the above are important in themselves, it is fairly well accepted tha...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to December 2019 Status: Completed Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi The National Policy for Children brought out in 2013 highlighted the state commitment for securing the rights of the child keeping in view the needs of the children at different stages in a life cycle approach. India is a signatory of the UN Convention on the Rights of Child and committed to the Sust...
  • 16 Jul
    2018
    Duration: July 2018 to September 2020 Status: Completed Funder/Partner: UNICEF, New Delhi Public expenditure on secondary education in India, despite being low in comparison to most countries, is substantial in its size. An analysis of public expenditure patterns becomes important to aid to the understanding of its directions as well as to gauge the efficiency of the expenditure. This st...