An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance

 

Ongoing projects

Fiscal Policy for Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific: Gender Budgeting in India)

  • Start date Jan., 2022
  • Completion date Oct., 2022
  • Sponsor Self-Initiated
  • Project leader Lekha Chakraborty
  • Focus
    The study analyses the gender budgeting experiences in Asia-Pacific, with special reference to India at national and sub-national levels of governance. This is being published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Intra-State distribution of Public Spending on Health in Gujarat: Horizontal and Vertical Equity.

  • Start date Aug., 2021
  • Completion date June, 2022
  • Sponsor BMGF under Approaches to Public Financing of Health in India: The Way Forward
  • Project leader Mita Choudhary
  • Consultants/Other authors Jay Dev Dubey
  • Focus
    The study uses information on withdrawals from state treasuries to analyse distribution of public spending on health within the state of Gujarat

Performance of the Indian Manufacturing Sector: Contribution to GVA and Investment

  • Start date June, 2021
  • Completion date March, 2022
  • Sponsor Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Project leader Ila Patnaik
  • Consultants/Other authors Pramod Sinha and Rachna Sharma
  • Focus
    The study proposes to:
    􀀁 Analyse the annual financial statements of firms in the manufacturing sector to generate growth estimates based on gross value addition (GVA): a key metric to measure economic growth.
    􀀁 Study the state and pattern of additional capacities built by the manufacturing sector using the firm’s ‘Asset’ statement of the balance-sheet.
    􀀁 Undertake granular analysis of the sub-sectors within Manufacturing to assess performance by Industry.

Providing Inputs to enable Policy Formulation for Maintenance of Rolling Stock by Indian Railways

  • Start date Oct., 2021
  • Completion date Oct., 2022
  • Sponsor Central Organisation for Modernization of Workshops (Railway)
  • Project leader Renuka Sane
  • Focus
    The study will focus on the regulatory regime required in the case of private investment into rolling stock, the legal compliance, and the functions of various players in the sector. It will include:
    􀀁 One policy paper on current practices and regulatory compliance followed by Indian Railways regarding the maintenance of rolling stock.
    􀀁 One paper on the analysis of maintenance systems and regulatory structures followed by freight operators in major countries.
    􀀁 One policy paper on risk assessment, disaster management and scope of liability during maintenance of freight rolling stock.
    􀀁 One policy paper on risk assessment, disaster management and scope of liability during maintenance of passenger rolling stock.
    􀀁 One paper on the analysis of maintenance systems and regulatory structures followed by passenger operators in major countries.
    􀀁 One paper on quantitative analysis of defects in Indian Railways coaches and wagons.
    􀀁 One policy paper on the regulatory framework for the maintenance of freight rolling stock in India considering participation of private entities in these activities.
    􀀁 One policy paper on regulatory framework surrounding the maintenance of passenger rolling stock in India considering participation of private entities in these activities.

Public Procurement of Technology Innovation

  • Start date Nov., 2021
  • Completion date Dec., 2022
  • Sponsor Initiated by the Data Management and Analysis, and Frontier Technologies Vertical of NITI Aayog, Government of India
  • Project leader Anna Roy and Bhabesh Hazarika
  • Focus
    The study provides an understanding of procurement of technology as-a-service (PTaaS) with specific to drone technology. More importantly, the report attempts to develop a model document that may be used as a reference in guiding the procurement of drones by government entities in delivering public services.