Archives

Below are our projects/studies completed before 2010, along with their Reports/Resources and other published materials.


Projects

  • 27 Jan
    2007
    Status: Completed Duration: 2007 Publisher: Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) This manual is meant to help the ordinary citizen in understanding the budget that the state finance minister presents to the state assembly each year. Within that the focus is on the Indian states, which are constitutionally responsible for social services and development matters. It is the assembly t...
  • 08 Jan
    2007
    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...
  • 23 Jan
    2006
    Duration: January 2006 - December 2008 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: The Ford Foundation, New Delhi, India This project had twin core objectives of promoting an inclusive, participatory budget process and enhancing the capacity and accountability in the urban local governance in Belgaum and Kolhapur districts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. About 15 municipalities were covered in the p...
  • 23 Nov
    2005
    Duration: June 2005 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad, India The study documented the best practices across States and provided suggestions for improving the decentralization process in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • 08 Nov
    2005
    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.
  • 23 Nov
    2003
    Duration: 2003 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Centre for Budget and Policy Studies A collaborative study between CBPS and the Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD) was undertaken to assess the relative poverty status of new members of micro-finance or self-help groups (SHGs) being organised by Prayas in two panchayats of the Boipariguda block in Koraput district of Orissa. It...
  • 08 Aug
    2003
    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.  
  • 23 Nov
    1997
    Duration: March 2001 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: Ford Foundation This project aimed at studying the working of District Planning Committee (DPC) in Kodagu district of Karnataka. A constitutional body provided by the 94th Amendment, this body had to consolidate the plans prepared by the Panchayats and Municipalities in the districts and to prepare a draft development plan for the di...
  • 23 Nov
    1997
    Duration: 1997 Status: Completed Funder/ Partner: The Ford Foundation, TIDE Development Research Foundation After the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment decentralization and good governance became the buzz word. This study aimed to understand the effective decentralization through devolution of budgetary finances. It was carried out in the Districts of Dharwad and Bangalore (rural) in...