Policy Engagements and Blogs

Post the announcement of the interim budget on 1 February 2019, the budget briefs by the Accountability Initiative at CPR analyse the trends in allocations, expenditures, and outcomes of key flagship social sector programmes.

Briefs for the following schemes can be accessed below:

Samagra Shiksha: As India seeks to realise its demographic dividend by improving learning outcomes, what does the integration of education programmes mean for service delivery?
Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS): Since 1975, ICDS has contributed to reducing and improving maternal and child health. How has ICDS responded to its expanded scope in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) and Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY): Have cash transfers furthered the goal of improving maternal and neonatal health? Know how the programme has performed in two years.
Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY-G): Seeking to provide housing for all by 2022, how far has India come towards attaining the ambitious interim target of 1 crore houses by 2019?
National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP): As water scarcity rises with the depletion of groundwater, is the Government of India’s primary instrument for rural drinking water provision reaching its objectives?
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM-U and SBM-G): SBM aimed to make India Open Defecation Free by 2019. As we enter the final year of the programme, weigh the progress achieved by the Mission.
National Health Mission (NHM): With the government’s sharp thrust towards universal coverage, how far has the National Health Mission bolstered India’s healthcare delivery systems?
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS): As rural distress mounts, is the world’s largest employment generation programme able to bring relief to households?