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Bihar, State Report Card, 2016

Avani Kapur, Vikram Srinivas , Priyanka R Choudhury

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 social sector investments.

The brief asks two key questions:

  • Did increased tax devolution result in enhancing fiscal space for states?
  • Has the changed fiscal structure resulted in any visible shifts in social sector investments at the state level?

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