An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


Ongoing projects

Study on Bihar State finances

  • Start date May, 2014
  • Sponsor 5th State Finance Commission, Government of Bihar
  • Project leader Tapas K. Sen
  • Other faculty R. Kavita Rao, Sacchidananda Mukherjee
  • Focus

    The Study will include a detailed analysis of (a) the State's taxable capacity and effort (b) public expenditure issues including efficiency, prioritization and sectoral allocation (c) Centre-State issues (d) fiscal imbalances and adjustment (e) fiscal liabilities and sustainability


    Study on Bihar State Finance - Policy Options for Tax Rationalization and Mobilization of Revenue

    The study has two components: (a) tax (item-wise) analysis and suggestions for rationalization of the tax base and rates, and specific action for additional resource mobilization and (b) impact of proposed GST on state finances.


NIPFP-Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) Training and Assistance Programme

  • Start date July, 2014
  • Sponsor Comptroller and Auditor General (C &AG)
  • Project leader Rathin Roy
  • Other faculty Pratap Jena, Manish Gupta, Sukanya Bose
  • Focus

    The programme aims to improve the knowledge and capacity building in Public Debt Management (PDM) / Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003 (FRBM) and its implementation. This is the second year of the project. Work involves conducting requested training programs, working with the CAG officials on the report, providing data and information, providing comments and suggestions on draft reports.

4th NIPFP-DEA Research Programme

  • Start date April, 2014
  • Completion date March, 2018
  • Sponsor Ministry of Finance
  • Project leader Ajay Shah
  • Other faculty Ila Patnaik
  • Consultants/Other authors Anirudh Burman, Ashim Kapoor, Ashish Aggarwal, Manya Nayar, Mayank Mahawar, Neena Jacob, Nelson Chaudhuri, Pramod Sinha, Jai Vipra, Mahima Gupta Bhavyaa Sharma, Rachna Sharma, Radhika Pandey, Sanhita Sapatnekar, Shalini Mittal, Manpreet Singh, Smriti Sharma, Sumant Prashant, Suyash Rai
  • Focus

    Project website

    (1st April 2014-31st March 2017)

    This is the fourth MOU signed on 3 April 2014 between the NIPFP and the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India to undertake the NIPFP-DEA Research Program. The research program aims to provide research input to approach several new challenges that face DEA and the Ministry of Finance. The research program will address larger questions of fiscal, financial and monetary policy in an open-economy setting, but also provide what is perceived as the indispensable - a research oriented policy support framework for topical issues that are of concern to the Ministry. Within the overall framework of the objectives, NIPFP will also undertake activities relating to implementation of FSLRC recommendations.

What is the quality of governance across Indian states, and does it matter?

  • Sponsor Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada
  • Project leader Stanley L. Winer
  • Other faculty Rathin Roy, Pinaki Chakraborty, Bharatee Bhusana Dash
  • Consultants/Other authors J. Stephen Ferris
  • Focus

    This project will investigate the relationship between competitiveness in Indian state elections and the structure of the fiscal choices made by state governments. To do so, this project propose to: (i) construct a complete record of constituency level electoral data for major Indian states; (ii) measure political competitiveness in state elections using a variety of indexes; and (iii) use measures of competitiveness, along with other political and economic factors, as part of a dynamic empirical model of state fiscal policy choices. This work will contribute to the study of the relationship between governance and public policy in India.

2017-18 Evaluation of Governance Parameters of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G)

  • Start date Dec., 2017
  • Completion date Sept., 2018
  • Sponsor Ministy of Rural Development,GOI
  • Project leader N.R. Bhanumurthy and H. K. Amarnath
  • Other faculty Bhabesh Hazarika
  • Consultants/Other authors Krishna Sharma Tanvi Bramhe Kanika Gupta