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PAISA for Municipalities

This study aims to understand the nature and compute the size of the local public sector in the Smart City of Tumakuru, in Karnataka State. It makes use of our flagship methodology Planning, Allocations and Expenditures, Institutions Studies in Accountability (PAISA). It aims to understand: An analysis of functions devolved to the Municipal Corporation. Study … Continue reading "PAISA for Municipalities"

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How States Drag their Feet on Citizens’ Participation in Urban Governance: A Case Study

In my last blog, I had observed that while the structures for participation in public governance in rural areas have progressed across the country, there has not been similar action with respect to promoting citizens’ participation in urban governance. I had given the details of how Karnataka, generally considered to be one of the champions … Continue reading "How States Drag their Feet on Citizens’ Participation in Urban Governance: A Case Study"

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How to Confuse Citizens and Escape Accountability: The Cubbon Park Case Study

This blog is part of a series that explores the conceptual underpinnings of decentralisation, and citizen participation. The first part can be found here.   As I wrote in last week’s blog, citizens cannot afford to take assurances from government officers and ministers that something or the other will be done, at face value. That phase … Continue reading "How to Confuse Citizens and Escape Accountability: The Cubbon Park Case Study"

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Enrolment Fell in Government Schools in 2017-18, Says Study

At the elementary level, poor quality of learning in government schools, teacher vacancies and absenteeism, quality of infrastructure facilities, and low transition rates to secondary level, still remain major concerns, according to the study which analysed eight states.

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Spending Per Student Increased But Enrollment Fell In Govt Schools: Study

In all eight states analysed, teacher salaries made up the largest share of school expenditure but spending on teacher training, which is important to improve learning outcomes, has been poor, the study said.