Making the case for expanding Social Security Pensions: States show the way

Posted on:13-05-15

Anindita Adhikari

pension parishad rally in Delhi Read more »

Photo Essay : Six years of “PAISA”

Posted on:07-04-15

दिनेश कुमार 

“पैसा” परियोजना की शुरुआत वर्ष 2009 में हुई। 6 साल के अनुभवों को एक photo essay के रूप में प्रस्तुत किया गया है। 

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NREGA: A last-mile push

Posted on:13-03-15

by Vidushi Bahuguna Read more »

Media Coverage of AI's Budget Briefs, 2015

Posted on:02-03-15

collated by Papia Samajdar

Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research is delighted to launch its Budget Brief Series, 2015 based on the Government of India's budget presented on February 28, 2015​. Read more »

The Anatomy of Indian Administration

Posted on:06-01-15


By Vincy Davis


In this blog post, I briefly take stock of Lant Pritchett’s arguments on the “flailing” nature of the Indian state, and Michael Lipsky’s seminal work on “street-level bureaucrats” in an effort to theoretically understand the structure of Indian administration.  Pritchett’s attempt through his paper is to make sense of India in its totality, and so he comments on all major facets of what makes this nation-state tick. For my current purpose, my focus is on the administrative aspect covered in his paper. Lipsky’s book covers in rich detail, the workings of and the context in which field level officials of the state, toil. In this post, I have borrowed from the central idea of his work.     Read more »