Policy Briefs & Reports

Bihar State Report Card 2016

Avani Kapur, Vikram Srinivas
Priyanka Roy Choudhury

Centre for Policy Research

August 18, 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 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?