Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, GOI, 2015-16
Avani Kapur & Smriti Iyer
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the Government of India’s (GOI) flagship elementary education programme. Launched in 2001, it aims to provide universal primary education to children between the ages of 6 to 14 years. SSA is now the primary vehicle for implementing the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE).
This brief uses government reported data to analyse SSA performance along the following parameters:
- Overall trends in allocations and expenditures
- Expenditure performance across key SSA activities
- New learning initiatives under SSA
- Outputs and outcomes