This study evaluates ‘flagship programmes’ for minority development, launched in response to recommendations of the Sachar Committee. Read more »
The concept of accountability has become increasingly popular in diverse fields including development policy. This working paper from the Overseas Development Institute argues that new meanings and dimensions risk diluting its content and creating conceptual confusion - with significant implications for empirical analysis. Read more »
Performance pay for teachers is frequently suggested as a way of improving education outcomes in schools, but the theoretical predictions regarding its effectiveness are ambiguous and the empirical evidence to date is limited and mixed. Read more »
The targeted public distribution system, intended to provide subsidised food to poor households, is the largest welfare programme in India, with a budget corresponding to about 1% of the net national product. Several studies have found the system to be inefficient and costly in assisting the poor. Read more »
This study is a first step towards understanding the issues pertaining to budget transparency at the sub-national levels in the country, and, therefore, in the nature of developing baseline information at the level of State Budgets for selected States. Read more »
Reforms to the public distribution system in Chhattisgarh that focused on extending coverage, improving delivery and increasing transparency have led to its remarkable revival. Read more »
In the last decade, good governance has raised to become the main independent variable explaining development. This, in turn, has led to an international anticorruption industry based mostly on institutional exports, such as anticorruption agencies, Ombudsmen,freedom of information laws, and having a legal basis in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Read more »
Our PAISA associates from Rajasthan, Ram Ratan and Poonam Chowdhary have written a detailed document on how a survey should be carried out, based on the experiences of the PAISA district and national surveys. Congratulations to both of them.