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Policy in Action- Public Finance

September 1, 2023

The Centre for Policy Research turns fifty this year. Fifty years in the service of Indian policymaking, of keeping a robust conversation between the government, policymakers and the Indian populace alive – this is indeed a moment of pride and reflection for us. As we celebrate this special milestone, we present some snippets of our impact on the Indian policy sphere over the years in various areas of research.

This edition of Policy in Action is dedicated to our work on Public Finance. CPR has been working in the area of governance and public finance since the last fifteen years, through its Accountability Initiative, which was established in 2008. The Accountability Initiative has been working on strengthening transparency and accountability in governance by conducting research on state capabilities and factors affecting efficient public services delivery in India with a focus on public finance, public administration and governance, and state capacity. The initiative is operational in six states — Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, and Rajasthan with multi-sectoral research studies on budgets, governance processes, and public administration across social sectors like education, health and nutrition, sanitation, and even local governments.

Here’s a snapshot of our key work and impact in the area of Public Finance over the years:

To know more about CPR’s work on Public Finance, you can visit our website at https://cprindia.org/researcharea/governance-accountability-public-finance/ or see the work of the Accountability Initiative at https://cprindia.org/research/accountability-initiative/

Stay tuned for our next pop-up edition of Policy in Action, coming soon!