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Bihar, State Report Card, 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Bihar, with a particular focus on effects on soc.....

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Chhattisgarh, State Report Card, 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Chhattisgarh, with a particular focus on effect.....

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Karnataka, State Report Card, 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Karnataka, with a particular focus on effects on.....

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Maharashtra, State Report Card, 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Maharashtra, with a particular focus on effects.....

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Rajasthan, State Report Card, 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Rajasthan, with a particular focus on effects on.....

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Tamil Nadu, State Report Card, 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Tamil Nadu, with a particular focus on effects o.....

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The State of Social Sector Spending in 15-16

Avani and Vikram analyse the state of social sector spending in 2015 - 2016. Overall, it was found that social sector investments have in fact increased across all states, except Bihar......

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In the hands of the States

The decentralisation blueprint is ready. Nuts and bolts must now be put......

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Backward Regions Grant Fund, GOI 2015-16

Launched in 2005, the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) is the Government of India’s (GOI) flagship programme aimed at addressing infrastructure and capacity gaps in backward districts. The.....

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National Health Mission, GOI 2015-16

The National Health Mission (NHM) is the Government of India’s (GOI) largest public health programme. NHM consists of 2 sub-missions National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Nat.....

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Integrated Child Development Services, GOI, 2016-17

This brief uses government reported data to analyse ICDS performance along the following parameters: Overall trends in allocation and expenditures Expenditure performance acro.....

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State of Social Sector Expenditure in 2015-16

The 14th Finance Commission’s (FFC) recommendations, accepted by the Union Government in February 2015, set the stage for a radical overhaul of India’s fiscal architecture. The recommendations wer.....

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Swachh Bharat Mission - Gramin, GOI, 2016-17

Using government data, this brief reports on trends for SBM Gramin along the following parameters: Allocations and expenditures Physical progress of toilets built .....

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Direct Benefit Transfer, Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile, GOI, 2017-18

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is a Government of India (GOI) initiative to transfer cash benefits such as wage payments, subsidies and incentives for a number of government programmes directly into ba.....

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Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, GOI, 2017-18

The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was launched by the Government of India (GOI) on 25 December, 2000 to provide all-weather road connectivity in rural areas. PMGSY is administered by the Mi.....

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Budget data for accountability

It isn’t easy to understand budgets in India today. A citizen who looks at a budget website out of curiosity will be bewildered by the number of documents and jargon. Should on.....

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#4 The 14th Finance Commission and the Way Forward in the States

Introduction The adoption of the 14th Finance Commission’s recommendations has resulted in states being brought into the limelight for having the responsibility of financing the.....

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#3 THE 14TH FINANCE COMMISSION AND SOCIAL SECTOR SPENDING

In India, most public services provided to citizens are delivered by the governments of the states they live in. The theory of federalism tells us that State governments are likely to have a better id.....

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Open Data in India: a work in progress

Open data has emerged as a promising new approach to enable free flow of closely held information in the academic community as well as government and regulators. The open data move.....

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Neglected numbers: budgets in Indian states

“Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” - John Godfrey Saxe The Union budget i.....

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