Reproductive Health and impact of Budgets on Health Outcomes has been one of the dominant areas of CBPS research work. Public Expenditure Analysis has also been conducted to understand how various income groups access public health care facilities. Various publicly-funded insurance schemes have also been reviewed and suggestions made for integration of Government of India and state government insurance schemes. Two rounds of evaluation for enrolment under the Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojana (RSBY) have been conducted in Karnataka. Public Expenditure Analysis in Karnataka for the period 2001- 02 to 2012-13 was undertaken, with a focus on health of children in different age-groups (0-5 years, 6- 14 years and 15-18 years). Some of the recent studies include public budget tracking for Tuberculosis and Congenital Heart Disease, Utilisation Pattern Analysis for Vajpayee Aarogyashri and Yeshaswini Insurance Schemes. Analysis of Health Budgets of three states namely Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Bihar, with a focus on Maternal and Child Health in National Health Mission, is also being conducted by CBPS.


  • 10 Jan
    Duration: Jan 2017 - Jun 2017 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office An ethnographic study of the new Hot Cooked Meals (HCM) pilot programme for Pregnant and Lactating women (P&L) that is to be launched by WCD will be undertaken in two districts, as per the request of WCD. The study will use methods of observations, interviews and case studies at selected angan...
  • 01 Nov
    Duration: November 2015 - June 2016 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad Office To conduct a meaningful budget tracking exercise on the ICDS programme in the state of Karnataka it is essential to study all the processes that are involved in its smooth functioning. CBPS will carry out an extensive literature review on all processes of the ICDS programme in the state includin...
  • 01 Dec
    Duration: 2014-15 Status: Completed Funder: Save the Children, India Based on an analysis of budget documents, financial management reports of the state health societies (SHS) and progress reports published by the NRHM and various studies and evaluations related to the implementation of NRHM, this study presents different perspectives of health expenditure in the states of Bihar, Rajastha...
  • 01 Oct
    Duration: 2015 Status: Completed Funder: National Foundation for India This Public Expenditure Tracking (PET) study was undertaken as a part of the study of public expenditure on critical social sector for vulnerable groups. It tracks expenditures from state level to the recipient level (patients) of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in Bangalore Rural district of Ka...
  • 08 Aug
    Duration: Aug 2014 - Feb 2015 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: UNICEF Hyderabad As a follow-up to an evaluation conducted by CBPS on the impact of the first two rounds of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Karnataka, this project studied the enrollment process of RSBY in its third round in two districts of Karnataka. It also looked into data from Yeshasvini and Vajpayee Aarogyashri S...
  • 08 Jan
    Duration: January-November 2007 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Brookings Institution This study focused on tracking the expenditure on health and education by local governments in Karnataka. The study also analysed the views of people at the offices (elected representatives and officers) to elicit their views and issues related to utilization of funds in the Health and Education secto...
  • 08 Nov
    Duration: June 2005 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Task Force on Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, India The study analysed the expenditures of medical and public health in health-related sectors during 1960 - 2000.
  • 08 Aug
    Duration: August 2003 - December 2007 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, Illinois, USA The study looked 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.  
  • 08 Nov
    Duration: 2001 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Task Force on Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, India. The study provided recommendations to implement a comprehensive health management information system.