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Format: 1 Jun 2016
Estimating earmarking of funds

By T.R. Raghunandan
29 Apr 2016

It is common for governments to conceive of new schemes at the drop of a ha

Expenditures at the Local Level: Untying the Gordian Knot

By T.R. Raghunandan
22 Apr 2016

Getting to know how much money is spent in each panchayat by the government

Following the Money: The PAISA for Panchayats Saga

By T.R. Raghunandan
18 Apr 2016

The Paisa for Panchayats project aimed to track how funds flow into the Pan

PAISA for Panchayats

By Accountability Initiative
08 Apr 2016

The PAISA for Panchayats research project extends AI’s PAISA methodology to

Budget Briefs 2016: State of Social Sector Spending in India

By Accountability Initiative
04 Mar 2016

Every year, in the run up to the Union Government budget, Accountability In

The PAISA Story

By T.R. Raghunandan
25 Feb 2016

‘Let’s meet for lunch’. A decade back, whenever I heard that voice over

Superheroes in school uniforms

By Vincy Davis
05 Feb 2016

“Didi, who’s your favourite super hero?” asked the six year old as he playe

Crafting Policy, the V. Ramachandran Style

By T.R. Raghunandan
19 Dec 2015

Working with the Expert Group on Participatory Planning chaired by Mr. V.

A Role Model Slips Away

By T.R. Raghunandan
08 Dec 2015

It was at a conference in Kerala, probably in 2003 or so, that I first me

The Wicked Problem of Global Warming

By T.R. Raghunandan
24 Nov 2015

Over the last four, somewhat intermittent blogs, I had detailed the initi

How Conservation Payments Ought to be Used

By T.R. Raghunandan
09 Nov 2015

As detailed in last week’s blog, the report on ‘High Conservation Value F

Funding for forest protection – peeping behind the Fourteent...

By T.R. Raghunandan
30 Oct 2015

One good feature of the way India’s Finance Commissions go about their jobs

Functional Assignment: Some (more) Thoughts on the Evolving...

By Vincy Davis
20 Oct 2015

(This is part 2 of 2 entries on Functional Assignment by the same author.)

Functional Assignment: Some Thoughts on the Evolving Subject

By Vincy Davis
19 Oct 2015

Early in September I attended a workshop on Functional Assignment (FA) led

Funding environmental services; fundamental questions or pro...

By T.R. Raghunandan
09 Oct 2015

My apologies for a break from my weekly blog. After five weeks of skippin

How data can mislead in analysing social policy

By Avani Kapur
01 Sep 2015

India needs a transformation in how data is measured and analysed to form p

Wicked problems; financing environmental services

By T.R. Raghunandan
31 Aug 2015

‘Just letting you know, Raghu’, said my friend, a passionate advocate of

Chhattisgarh Survey- Observations from the field

By Nilanjan Chaudhuri
24 Aug 2015

Accountability Initiative (AI) has finished the field work for Chhattisgarh

Imbibing Leadership skills through Institutional Reforms and...

By T.R. Raghunandan
17 Aug 2015

The coming years calls for adopting the new age strategies of bridging lead

Teachers' Strike and the Learning Problem

By Ashish Ranjan
11 Aug 2015

In the month of April and May 2015, there was hardly any academic work happ

Can the IAS learn Bridging and Adaptive Leadership?

By T.R. Raghunandan
06 Aug 2015

First and foremost, the IAS needs to consciously work on curbing swollen he

Bridging Leadership and the Civil Servant

By T.R. Raghunandan
31 Jul 2015

While some aspects of dysfunctionality within the government system have

Making the case for expanding Social Security Pensions: Stat...

By Anindita Adhikari
15 May 2015

The country has seen one of the most impressive mobilisations in recent tim

What prompts collective action for accountability?

By Sruti Bandyopadhyay
09 Sep 2010

Yamini Aiyar What prompts collective action for accountability? Informat

The Hungry Tide: Billions Spent and Millions Still Malnouris...

By Avani Kapur
19 Feb 2010

  The 16th of October was World Food Day– a day to take the pled

Accountability and the budget: Tracking where your money goe...

By Vincy Davis
04 Feb 2010

We’ve been in Bhojpur, Bihar for some days now, surveying several individua