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 Initiative undertakes a detailed analysis of trends in budgetary allocations, expenditures and outcomes for key social sector programs run by the Government of India. We are delighted to be able to share with you our latest budget brief series. This year, the guiding question for all our analysis was “How has the fiscal landscape changed as a result of the acceptance of some of the 14th Finance Commissions (FFC) recommendations, and what is the impact on social sector spending at the state level?”
In this video, Yamini Aiyar, Director of AI, explains these briefs in detail, and how they will be used to deepen the public debate, going forward.
This year, we analysed government data and budgets for four key social sector schemes –
SSA Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
ICDS Integrated Child Development Services
SBM Swachh Bharat MIssion
NHM National Health Mission
These briefs also include primary data that was collected through AI's expenditure tracking survey - PAISA.
Adding to our work on analysing scheme budgets, this year we undertook a detailed analysis of state budgets, and provide an India level analysis as well as a more in-depth analysis of the state budgets and social sector spending of 5 states - Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
Report State of Social Sector Expenditure in 2015-16