This report analyses education resourcing in Andhra Pradesh and Medak; and examines fund flows, expenditures, infrastructure and governance of schools in Medak
This report analyses education resourcing in Bihar and Nalanda; and examines fund flows, expenditures, infrastructure and governance of schools in Nalanda.
This report analyses education resourcing in Bihar and Purnea; and examines fund flows, expenditures, infrastructure and governance of schools in Purnea.
This report analyses education resourcing in Himachal Pradesh and Kangra; and examines fund flows, expenditures, infrastructure and governance of schools in Kangra.
A study by Accountability Initiative – PAISA district survey of MDM – in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh has found significant problems with the way MDM is managed in two states.
This is an article written in the ASER 2016 Report on the Annual Status on Education. Back in 2012, Accountability Initiative researchers set out to understand the planning and budgeting process for elementary education. The focus of our analysis was the district education administration. Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA, the Government of India’s flagship … Continue reading "Money for nothing: lessons from PAISA studies"
The School Management Committee (SMC), is a legal provision for a partnership between community and school. The point is to implement a shared vision for a ‘good education’ for the neighbourhood’s children. It is based on the belief that even people with little personal experience of schooling, have a vision for their children’s futures and … Continue reading "Challenges in the implementation of School Management Committees: A case study"
Tracking fiscal devolution to State governments and Panchayats in India. On June 3rd 2016, Accountability Initiative (AI) released two research papers on the dynamics of decentralisation between the union and state governments and from state government to local governments in India. One, State of Social Sector Expenditure 2015-16 and second, PAISA for Panchayats 2016, at … Continue reading "PAISA 2016: A New Era in Fiscal Devolution in India?"
The Paisa for Panchayats project aimed to track how funds flow into the Panchayats from the State government. We chose the district of Kolar in Karnataka and aimed to find how funds are spent by the government in the jurisdictions of 30 Village Panchayats, in the taluk of Mulbagal. The steps in doing this commenced … Continue reading "Following the Money: The PAISA for Panchayats Saga"
‘Let’s meet for lunch’. A decade back, whenever I heard that voice over the phone, it always brought a smile of anticipation. I did enjoy those lunches with my good friend, Yamini Aiyar. It was a welcome respite from the tensions and stress of office, a time to catch up on what was happening in … Continue reading "The PAISA Story"