Yamini Aiyar

Value Subtraction in Public Sector Production: Accounting Versus Economic Cost of Primary Schooling in India

We combine newly created data on per student government expenditure on children in government elementary schools across India, data on per student expenditure by households on students attending private elementary schools, and the ASER measure of learning achievement of students in rur Read more »

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Value Subtraction in Public Sector Production: Accounting Versus Economic Cost of Primary Schooling in India
Publication Author: 
Lant Pritchett and Yamini Aiyar

Rights, Accountability and Citizenship: Examining India's Emerging Welfare State

Public sector service delivery in India is notorious for its low coverage, poor quality and high corruption. This is in striking contrast to the political commitment toinclusive development, and the aspirations of the Indian Constitution. Read more »

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Rights, Accountability and Citizenship: Examining India’s Emerging Welfare State
Publication Author: 
Yamini Aiyar and Michael Walton

Spectators or Participants? Examining the Effects of Social Audits on Citizen-State Relations and the Local Politics of Corruption in Andhra Pradesh

How does a hierarchical, top-down state respond to efforts to become directly accountable to its citizens? This paper analyses this question through India’s experience with implementing social audits for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP), India. Read more »

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Spectators or Participants? Examining the Effects of Social Audits on Citizen-State Relations and the Local Politics of Corruption in Andhra Pradesh
Publication Author: 
Yamini Aiyar and Soumya Kapoor Mehta

Incentivising Rural Sanitation: The Nirmal Gram Puraskar

The field notes in this series seek to document accountability mechanisms built into key government programs for service delivery. Read more »

निगरानी बिना अभियान!

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Rajasthan Patrika
News Date: 
08/08/2010

Rural Sanitation and Drinking Water

Publication Name: 
Mint
News Date: 
02/11/2010

Weak implementation ailing healthcare plans

Publication Name: 
Mint
News Date: 
02/09/2010

Need to relearn lessons on SSA fund flows

Publication Name: 
Mint
News Date: 
02/08/2010

Elementary Education

Publication Name: 
Mint
News Date: 
02/09/2010