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  • 15 Sep
    2023
    CBPS co-organised a two-day workshop with UNICEF India in Lucknow on ‘Enhancing Early Childhood Development Investments in Uttar Pradesh’ on 14th and 15th of September 2023. The workshop was a grand success, with active participation from various state government departments including Department of Women and Child Development, Department of Basic Education, Department of Finance, and civil society organisations. The workshop was inaugurated by Ms Sarneet Kaur, Director, Department of Women and Child Development.  Dr Jyotsna Jha, Mr Madhusudhan BV Rao, Ms Neha Ghatak, Mr Rajat Chaudhary...
  • 07 Sep
    2023
    Professor M. V. Rajeev Gowda, who has been recently appointed as the Vice-Chairperson of the State Institute for the Transformation of Karnataka (SITK), visited CBPS today and met with the senior researchers, namely Dr. Jyotsna Jha, Dr. Niveditha Menon, Dr. Archana Purohit, Mr. Madhusudhan B V Rao, Ms. Neha Ghatak and Mr. Sridhar R. Prasad. The photograph can be viewed here:
  • 31 Aug
    2023
    Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS), Bangalore, is a non-profit, independent research organisation, committed to creation and sharing of knowledge for an empowered, equitable, just and democratic society.  We work towards our vision through: (a) Research and evaluation in the areas of policy, budget, governance, and public service delivery; (b) Evidence based policy advocacy and (c) Dissemination of research findings through a variety of approaches.  We have an opening for the position of Research Advisor who can lead the projects on Public Finance and other related subject areas....
  • 24 Aug
    2023
    CBPS Team participated in the XVIII International Conference on Public Policy & Management, hosted by the Centre for Public Policy (CPP) at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, held from 22nd to 24th August 2023. On the 23rd of August 2023, Jyotsna Jha, along with Anil Suraj (Associate Professor, Public Policy, IIMB), moderated the Praxis Researcher Forum, where Hasmukh Adhia (Former Finance Secretary, Govt of India) and Amarjeet Sinha (Former Rural Development Secretary, Govt of India) spoke on the topics ‘GST Policy Design & Implementation’ and ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan...
  • 18 Aug
    2023
    Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) has an opening for the position of Research Advisor who can lead the projects on gender and other related subject areas. In addition to carrying out designated responsibilities at senior levels in existing projects, the Research Advisor will be responsible for conceptualising new research projects (in the areas of Gender, primarily), undertaking research analysis, and writing etc. Candidates with PhD or Masters’ in gender or related streams, knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and tools, and research experience are preferred....
  • 11 Aug
    2023
    Think20, an official Engagement Group of the G20, published a policy brief titled ‘Developing Comprehensive and Responsive Systems of Early Child Development, Education, and Care’ on July 17th, 2023. Jyotsna Jha, Madhusudhan BV Rao, and Neha Ghatak from CBPS have contributed to this policy brief. The policy brief outlines the current challenges faced in realising Target 4.2 of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG-4): “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education....
  • 08 Aug
    2023
    Two of the team members from CBPS visited Odisha from 1st August 2023 to 4th August 2023 to understand aspects of community engagement, budget adequacy for IEC, timely release of funds, fund flow process and major challenges to IEC activities. During the visit, the team had consultations with intermediary organisations such as Gram Vikas and Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN) who directly work with the Government for programmes such as Jal Jeevan Mission and the Odisha Millet Mission (OMM). Through such meetings, anecdotes regarding challenges of IEC activities, process...
  • 18 Jul
    2023
    We are delighted to announce the success of yet another edition of our Annual Endowment Lecture on Budgets, held at Indian Institute of World Culture in Basavanagudi, Bangalore, on 14th July 2023. This year Mr. Sanjay Kaul delivered an insightful critique on the topic Karnataka's Post-election State Budget: Some reflections. Mr. Kaul is a Development Policy Analyst and former Indian Administrative Service officer of the Karnataka cadre. He also recently released his noteworthy book titled 'An Alternative Development Agenda for India'. Mr. S Krishna Kumar, Former Additional Chief Secretary, Ka...
  • 13 Jul
    2023
    Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore is organising a three-day workshop ‘Unpacking Gender, Understanding Public Finance and Deep-Diving Gender Budgeting’ from 26th to 28th July 2023 at the Goa International Centre, Dona Paula. The workshop will largely be attended by the research team of CBPS, however, nine seats will be open to research scholars and early career academics / researchers, including Master’s degree students, from Goa. The workshop will focus on strengthening participants’ understanding of public finance, basic concepts of gender, and a deeper understanding of ...
  • 13 Jul
    2023
    CBPS is conducting a study with UNICEF, Delhi to estimate the cost of a model Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Centre from learnings in three states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala. Our team visited the District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) at Sir Sayajirao General Hospital in Vadodara, Gujarat. Observations and enquiries on the health care facilities there will help us understand the different models of ECCE.  Some photographs can be viewed here -