Policy Briefs & Reports

Handbook on Legal and Administrative ...

A problem can occur, no matter where we live, pass by everyday or cross occasionally. One could be living next to an industrial site, which is polluting the nearby river, a power plant, which lands up dumping fly ash on an agricultural field or a beach, where the municipality is dumping the town’...


CPR-Namati Environmental Justice Program
Is the MoEFCC Encouraging Environment...

On 10 May 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change issued a draft Notification proposing a mechanism to deal with projects that have commenced activities before obtaining an environmental clearance [Draft Notification]. Such activities are illegal and amount to criminal offenc...

Bihar State Report Card 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 resu...

Avani Kapur, Vikram Srinivas
Priyanka Roy Choudhury
Chhatisgarh State Report Card 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Chhattisgarh, with a particular focus on effects on social sector investments. The brief asks two key questions: Did increased tax devoluti...

Vikram Srinivas, Avani Kapur
Priyanka Roy Choudhury
Karnataka State Report Card 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Karnataka, with a particular focus on effects on social sector investments. The brief asks two key questions: Did increased tax devolution ...

Avani Kapur, Vikram Srinivas
Priyanka Roy Choudhury
Maharashtra State Report Card 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Maharashtra, with a particular focus on effects on social sector investments. The brief asks two key questions: Did increased tax devolutio...

Vikram Srinivas, Avani Kapur
Priyanka Roy Choudhury
Rajasthan State Report Card 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Rajasthan, with a particular focus on effects on social sector investments. The brief asks two key questions: Did increased tax devolution ...

Vikram Srinivas, Avani Kapur
Priyanka Roy Choudhury
Closing the Enforcement Gap: Groundtr...

By: CPR-Namati Environmental Justice Program, Janabhivyakti and Hasdeo Arand Bachao Sangharsh Samiti This document, titled Closing the Enforcement Gap: Groundtruthing of Environmental Violations in Sarguja, Chhattisgarh,is the second in the series of community led groundtruthing exercises carr...


Janabhivyakti, Hasdeo Arand Bachao Sangarsh Sam...
India’s Development Cooperation...

Since the turn of the century, India has continued to enlarge its development cooperation allocations and become a globally significant development cooperation partner. This brief analyzes India’s 2019-20 Union Budget for its development assistance allocations and, using IDCR’s development cooper...

Indian Development Cooperation with A...

India has strengthened its ties with Afghanistan since 2001. A crucial facet of the Indo-Afghan bilateral relationship has been India’s extensive initiatives directed towards the restructuring and rehabilitation of war-torn Afghanistan. Indian development support continues to play a pivotal role ...

PAISA for Panchayats

The PAISA for Panchayats research project extends AI’s PAISA methodology to track fund flows and implementations processes at the Panchayat level. By focusing on understanding the state of fiscal devolution to rural local governments, this paper answers 2 key questions - What are the overall t...

Padmapriya Janakiraman
T.R. Raghunandan, Swaroop Iyengar, Tanvi Bhatik...
PAISA for Panchayats – Policy B...

The PAISA for Panchayats research project extends AI’s PAISA methodology to track fund flows and implementations processes at the Panchayat level. By focusing on understanding the state of fiscal devolution to rural local governments, this paper answers 2 key questions - What are the overall t...

Padmapriya Janakiraman
T.R. Raghunandan, Swaroop Iyengar, Tanvi Bhatik...
Schizophrenic Subregionalism? Method ...

A problematic set of binaries stands at the heart of India’s narrative on borders, one that has rendered its political signaling contradictory as well as virtually unintelligible. India’s border fencing project is a stark metaphor of this conflicted discourse, perching uneasily as it were between...

Non-Tariff Measures to Food Trade in ...

NonAlignment 2.0 is an attempt to identify the basic principles that should guide India’s foreign and strategic policy over the next decade. The views it sets out are rooted in the conviction that the success of India’s own internal development will depend decisively on how effectively we manage ...

Rajiv Kumar
Aparna Sharma, Bipul Chatterjee, Hemant Shivaku...
Global Headwinds Affecting India

Volatility in global financial markets has increased significantly in recent months. This reflects several concerns including the likley delay in US Fed raising rates; flat consumenr spending and continued price weakness in Japan despite BOJ introducing negative interest rates; slowing growth in ...

State of the Nation: RTE Section 12 (...

This report titled State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(c) provides an overview of the status of implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Education Act. Section 12(1)(c) mandates that private unaided schools keep aside 25 percent of their entry level seats for children belonging to econom...


Ambrish Dongre
Integrated Child Development Services...

This brief uses government reported data to analyse ICDS performance along the following parameters: Overall trends in allocation and expenditures Expenditure performance across key ICDS activities In addition, this brief reports findings from a fund tracking survey (PAISA) conducted in Dece...