An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance

 

Past projects

Study on Improving Research and Policies on Health and Its Financing

  • Start date Dec., 2015
  • Completion date Dec., 2019
  • Sponsor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah, Ila Patnaik
  • Consultants/Other authors Shubho Roy, Shefali Malhotra, Harleen Kaur, Rachna Sharma, Sanhita Sapatnekar, Mahima Gupta, Manpreet Singh, Sameer Pethe, Supriya Krishnan, Madhur Mehta, Siddhartha Srivastava, Moumita Das
  • Focus
    The problems characterizing the Indian health sector are complex. On one hand, there are issues relating to access and quality of health services and, on the other, those relating to the state of public health expenditure, as well as the design and implementation of the programmes accounting for this expenditure. Information gaps in India's health sector stem from not only inadequate or incomplete data but also the absence of an integrated approach when viewing the current state of health expenditure. The BMGF is funding NIPFP to develop the tools needed to gain a better understanding of the state of health and its financing in India. The project has been designed to bridge the aforementioned information gaps by creating a comprehensive dataset on public health finance. The overall objective is to provide reliable and comprehensive data so that policy decisions are better informed, through research and analysis on health expenditure as well as assistance in designing and monitoring the effectiveness of health-related programmes (Dec 2015–Dec 2019).
     

Fiscal Policy, Intergovernmental transfers and Gender Equity : A study of Indian States

  • Start date Dec., 2017
  • Completion date Dec., 2019
  • Sponsor Janet Stotsky, IMF, Washington DC
  • Project leader Lekha Chakraborty
  • Focus

    To empirically analyse the subnational political economy processes and linkages of fiscal transfers and gender equity in India, across all States.


A Comparative Study of the Tax–GSDP Ratio of Tripura and Other North-Eastern States for the Government of Tripura

  • Completion date Nov., 2019
  • Sponsor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Project leader Sacchidananda Mukherjee
  • Other faculty Satadru Sikdar
  • Consultants/Other authors Shivani Badola, Vibha Kumari
  • Focus
    The study focuses on a comparison of aggregate Own Tax Revenue (OTR) as well as major head-wise tax collection of Tripura vis-à-vis other North-Eastern states. The analysis of this study is based on the Finance Account Database. The study highlights the areas where Tripura needs to focus to mobilize additional tax revenues. 

Proposal for Knowledge Partnership on Propelling Digital Communications in India: The Role of FDI

  • Start date Sept., 2019
  • Completion date Oct., 2019
  • Sponsor Department of Telecommunications
  • Project leader Ajay Shah, Ila Patnaik
  • Consultants/Other authors Smriti Parsheera, Rishab Bailey, Faiza Rahman, Varun Sen Bhai
  • Focus
    This assignment required us to:
    1. Prepare the report on ‘Propelling Digital Communications in India: The Role of FDI’
    2. Provide inputs on the session design, topics and potential speakers for the seminar
    3. Provide inputs for the opening, keynote and ministerial addresses

Organization Design and Internal Processes for Establishing an Effective National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET)

  • Start date Feb., 2019
  • Completion date Aug., 2019
  • Sponsor Omidyar Network Services
  • Project leader Ajay Shah, Ila Patnaik
  • Consultants/Other authors Pratik Datta, Sarang Mohair, Sudipto Banerjee, Kartik Suresh, Medha Raju
  • Focus
    The study is aimed at improving the quality of skill development programmes throughout India by providing assistance to the NCVET (established by merging two regulatory bodies, NCVT and NSDA). It will produce a design for NCVET, identify the priority areas, and list the important functions and processes to be performed by the NCVET. The study will also identify the important regulatory instruments, contracts and guidelines that the NCVET will be required to issue and enforce soon after its establishment. NIPFP will engage with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and other stakeholders to assist in the development of an implementation plan for the establishment of the NCVET and shall organize consultations and meetings in this regard (Feb 2019–Aug 2019).

Fiscal Implications of the Introduction of the Goods and Services Tax in India (July 2019)

  • Completion date July, 2019
  • Sponsor The Fifteenth Finance Commission (Through BMGF)
  • Project leader R. Kavita Rao
  • Other faculty Sacchidananda Mukherjee
  • Focus
    The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a major reform in the tax system of the country. It has subsumed many of the prevailing taxes. This study analyses the performance of GST revenues at both levels of government.

Agreement to Provide Expert Assistance in the Performance Audit of the Hospital Management System in Uttar Pradesh

  • Start date May, 2018
  • Completion date July, 2019
  • Sponsor Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah, Ila Patnaik
  • Other faculty Amey Sapre
  • Consultants/Other authors Shubho Roy, Harleen Kaur, Mahima Gupta, Manpreet Singh, Pramod Sinha, Rachna Sharma, Sameer Pethe, Shefali Malhotra, Supriya Krishnan
  • Focus
    NIPFP is the external expert agency for providing consultation and knowledge support to CAG for conducting performance audit on hospital management, Medical Health & Family Welfare Department, and Medical Education and Training Department of the Government of Uttar Pradesh. NIPFP’s engagement with CAG for the purpose of consulting and support during the audit was to provide strategic objective development, developing the audit plan, audit execution and analysis (May 2018–July 2019).

Measuring Tax Effort and Efficiency for Indian States

  • Start date June, 2017
  • Completion date June, 2019
  • Sponsor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Project leader A. Sri Hari Nayudu
  • Focus

    To measure tax effort and efficiency and predict the potential tax revenues for Indian states.


Implementation of TRAI–NIPFP Research Programme

  • Start date June, 2016
  • Completion date May, 2019
  • Sponsor Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah
  • Consultants/Other authors Smriti Parsheera, Mayank Mishra, Faiza Rahman, Sudipto Banerjee, Devendra Damle, Rishab Bailey, Sarang Moharir, Ashim Kapoor, Rachna Sharma, Sudipto Banerjee, Vishal Trehan, Srishti Sharma
  • Focus

    NIPFP has entered into a three-year MoU with TRAI to provide analytical and policy research in the areas of regulatory governance and economic analysis of the telecommunications broadcasting sectors (June 2016–May 2019).


Reform of Government School System: Towards Greater Trust

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor Azim Premji University Research Grant, 2016
  • Project leader Sukanya Bose
  • Consultants/Other authors Priyanta Ghosh, Arvind Sardana (Eklavya, Madhya Pradesh)
  • Focus
    The project addresses the various public finance issues that affect the substantive implementation and guarantee of the Right to Education in India. Carefully working its way through conceptual frameworks and empirics using unit level data, this research tries to put across estimates of normative resource requirements for the implementation of Right to Education, for every Indian state.

Private Hospitals in Health Insurance Network in India: A Reflection for Implementation of Ayushman Bharat

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Project leader Mita Choudhury
  • Other faculty Pritam Datta
  • Focus
    Private hospitals are expected to play a key role in the implementation of government sponsored health insurance schemes in India. This paper examines the availability and spread of private hospitals in the country to provide insights on the potential access to insured health services in GSHI schemes.

Forecasting India’s Economic Growth: A Time-Varying Parameter Regression Approach

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor NIPFP
  • Project leader Sudipto Mundle
  • Consultants/Other authors Parma Chakravartti (Ambedkar University), Richa Jain
  • Focus
    Forecasting GDP growth is essential for effective and timely implementation of macroeconomic policies. This paper uses a Principal Component augmented Time Varying Parameter Regression (TVPR) approach to forecast real aggregate and sectoral growth rates for India. We estimated the model using a mix of fiscal, monetary, trade and production side-specific variables. To assess the importance of different growth drivers, three variants of the model are used. In ‘Demand-side’ model, the set of variables exclude production-specific indicators, while in the ‘Supply-side’ model, information is extracted only from the latter set. The ‘Combined’ model consists of both sets of variables. We find that TVPR model consistently outperforms constant parameter factor-augmented regression model and Dynamic Factor Model in terms of forecasting performance for all the three specifications. Based on the TVPR model, we find that demand side variant minimises the error forecast for total GDP and the industrial sector GDP, while the supply side variant minimises the error forecast for services sector GDP. We also find that forecast error is minimised using both the supply side variant and the combined
    variant for agriculture sector GDP. 
     

Financial globalization and economic growth in South Asia: an empirical investigation

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor ICSSR
  • Project leader N. R. Bhanumurthy
  • Other faculty Dinesh Kumar Nayak
  • Consultants/Other authors Lokendra Kumawat (Ramjas College)
  • Focus
    The study tried to investigate the impact of financial globalisation on economic growth in South Asia. In addition to overall effect on economic growth, it also tried to identify the channel(s) through which the financial globalisation affects growth. For this purpose, it looked at both direct (e.g., reallocation of capital) as well as indirect channels (e.g., promoting financial development, changes in government policies, etc.). The results for the entire region suggest that the impact of financial globalisation on growth is very limited while there was strong evidence on the opposite direction. That is it is the domestic growth that was causing financial globalisation. The 43rd Annual Report 2018-19 study also undertaken individual country level analysis. While the individual country level results differ significantly, these differences are largely due to differences in level of governance in these countries.

Overview of State Finance Commission Reports, at the Request of the Fifteenth Finance Commission

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor 15th Finance Commission
  • Project leader Pinaki Chakraborty, Manish Gupta

Evaluation of Governance Parameters of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAYG)

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
  • Project leader N.R. Bhanumurthy
  • Other faculty H.K. Amaranth, Bhabesh Hazarika
  • Consultants/Other authors Krishna Sharma, Kanika Gupta, Tanvi Bramhe
  • Focus
    In this project, we looked at various issues related to Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin), the flagship programme of the government, in terms of the design, implementation and other governance-related issues. Further, the project also looked at the extent to which the scheme has generated  employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled labourers. 

A Study of Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in India

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor IDRC
  • Project leader Pinaki Chakraborty, Lekha Chakraborty, Manish Gupta, Amandeep Kaur
  • Consultants/Other authors Shatakshi Garg, Azaruddin, Ruzel Shresta
  • Focus
    In India, recent policy changes in the fiscal transfer system have changed the relationship between the Union and State governments. The objective of this study was to analyse the impact of these changes on state level fiscal behavior and public service delivery.

State Revenue Forecast till 2022

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Project leader R. Kavita Rao, Sacchidananda Mukherjee, Suranjali Tandon and Hari Nayudu
  • Focus
    Here we have analysed revenues for four states. Based on the estimated efficiency, regression and trend analysis are used to predict each tax and non-tax revenues. VAT Collection, State Excise, Stamp Duty and Registration Fee, State and Transport taxes are individually analysed with the help of stochastic frontier analysis and predicted their revenues till 2022. Non-tax revenues and other minor taxes excludes above taxes are analysed with the help regression and trend analysis.Finally, the aggregate of total state revenues are arrived at by summing up the all the predicted values of different tax and non-tax revenues. Here, we present four scenarios. 

Resource Sharing between Centre and states: Principals and Trends

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor Fifteenth Finance Commission
  • Project leader Pinaki Chakraborty
  • Focus
    Although the Constitution had envisioned India as a quasi-federal country, the first forty years of independence witnessed significant political homogeneity at the centre and the states resulting in a concentration of power at the centre. The subsequent decades, however, saw increasing centrifugal tendencies with the emergence of greater political and economic competition at the state level. The latter was in a way a beneficial by-product of the forces of liberalization that had come into sway in the Indian economy in the late eighties and early nineties. The economic reforms also drove changes in the approach of central and state governments towards revenue policy, which in turn had an influence on quantum and nature of centre-state transfers. This study examined the trends in resource sharing and its principles from the Centre to the States. This study was undertaken at the request of the 15th Finance Commission. 

Institutional Assessment and Gap analysis of Tribal Research and Development Institute (TRDI), Bhopal

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor Tribal Research and Development Institute (TRDI), Bhopal, under Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Project leader Pinaki Chakraborty and Shruti Tripathi
  • Focus
    Tribal Research and Development Institute, Madhya Pradesh have initiated a partnership with UNICEF, Bhopal; the objective of the partnership is to enhance the capacity of the tribal research institute, to conduct research and evaluation to generate evidences for policy recommendations, especially for the tribal. Within the 43rd Annual Report 2018-19 partnership framework, one of the key activities is to conduct Institutional Assessment and Gap Analysis of Tribal Research and Development Institute (TRDI) to gain better insights of the internal competitive strengths and weaknesses of TRDI in conducting research, evaluation and studies inclusive of monitoring/Evaluation. NIPFP has conducted the Institutional Assessment and Gap Analysis of TRDI through a contract with the purpose to identify strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of Institute in order to develop plans for their future
    development and given recommendations based on the assessments. 
     

Research and advisory services for Restructuring and Strengthening of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT)

  • Start date May, 2017
  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah
  • Consultants/Other authors Shubho Roy, Ashish Aggarwal, Shefali Malhotra, Sudipto Banerjee
  • Focus
    To help the ministry make decisions about restructuring NCVT as a regulator. This includes decisions and functions of NCVT as well as the governance and processes at NCVT.

Building Infrastructure to promote inclusive growth

  • Completion date March, 2019
  • Sponsor Asian Development Bank
  • Project leader Abhijit Sen Gupta (ADB)
  • Other faculty Satadru Sikdar
  • Consultants/Other authors Richa Jain
  • Focus
    In this study, we investigated the role played by infrastructure development in improving standard of living in India. We explored the role of infrastructure generation in four sectors, namely, Electricity, Road transport, Education and Health on income growth and poverty reduction in a panel of 18 major states in India over the period 2004-05 to 2015-16. Our main findings were that infrastructure development in all the sectors, except for health sector, significantly contributes to economic growth. On the other hand, infrastructure development in all sectors except for road transport was found to reduce the share of population below the poverty line. Our findings indicated that improved physical and quality of health infrastructure has significant level
    effect but insignificant growth effect via labour productivity channel on income and consumption in Indian states.

Can Monetary Policy pursue Financial Stability in India

  • Start date May, 2017
  • Completion date Dec., 2018
  • Sponsor Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
  • Project leader Ila Patnaik
  • Consultants/Other authors Radhika Pandey, Shalini Mittal
  • Focus

    To investigate the trade-off between price stability and financial stability in India.


Determining Private Corporate Investment in India: Role of Monetary and Fiscal Policy Stance

  • Start date Nov., 2017
  • Completion date Nov., 2018
  • Sponsor Fordham University, New York
  • Project leader Lekha Chakraborty
  • Other faculty Hrishikesh Vinod (Fordham University)
  • Consultants/Other authors Honey Karun (IMF)
  • Focus

    To analyze the determinants of corporate investment in India, at the aggregate level, incorporating monetary and fiscal policy variables, in India, using maximum entropy ensembles and bootstrapping methodology.


Level and Composition of Subsidies in India: 1987-88 to 2015-16

  • Start date Jan., 2015
  • Completion date Sept., 2018
  • Sponsor NIPFP Sponsored Study
  • Project leader Sudipto Mundle
  • Consultants/Other authors Satadru Sikdar
  • Focus
     
    The present study is re-estimating the level and compositions of subsidies in India for the base year 1987-88 and 2011-12, updating upto 2015-16.

Analysis of Public Expenditure Pattern in India

  • Start date Aug., 2015
  • Completion date Sept., 2018
  • Sponsor Partly funded by financial support from Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University
  • Project leader Sudipto Mundle
  • Consultants/Other authors Satadru Sikdar
  • Focus

    The purpose of the study is to analyse how the pattern of public expenditure has evolved over time with specific reference to allocation of government expenditure on public goods, merit goods and private goods.


BIOFIN: Mobilising Resources for Biodiversity conservation

  • Start date Dec., 2017
  • Completion date Sept., 2018
  • Sponsor UNDP
  • Project leader Rita Pandey, Renuka Shane
  • Consultants/Other authors Priya Yadav, Sumit Aggarwal

BIOFIN: Mobilising Resources for Biodiversity conservation

  • Start date Dec., 2017
  • Completion date Sept., 2018
  • Sponsor UNDP
  • Project leader Rathin Roy
  • Other faculty Rita Pandey, Renuka Sane and Priya Yadav

MCA Expert Committee on Auditors - MOU between Ministry of Corporate Affairs and NIPFP

  • Start date May, 2018
  • Completion date Aug., 2018
  • Sponsor Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah
  • Consultants/Other authors Shubho Roy, Ashish Aggarwal, Shefali Malhotra, Sudipto Banerjee
  • Focus
    The Supreme Court has asked the government to form a three member committee to look at the operations of Multinational Audit Firms (MAFs). NIPFP is the secretariat to the committee.

Automatic Leading Indicator Approach to Forecasting GDP and Inflation

  • Start date May, 2017
  • Completion date May, 2018
  • Sponsor MoF
  • Project leader Sudipto Mundle
  • Other faculty N.R. Bhanumurthy
  • Consultants/Other authors Rudrani Bhattacharya and Parma Devi Adhikari
  • Focus

    Objective is to forecast GDP and inflation


Study "Can Monetary Policy pursue Financial Stability in India"

  • Start date May, 2017
  • Completion date April, 2018
  • Sponsor Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
  • Project leader Ila Patnaik
  • Other faculty Radhika Pandey and Shalini Mittal
  • Focus

    To investigate the trade-off between price stability and financial stability in India 


Macroeconomic Policy Management for SDGs: Identifying Monetary and Fiscal Policy Tools

  • Start date Aug., 2017
  • Completion date Feb., 2018
  • Sponsor Macroeconomic Division, UNESCAP
  • Project leader Lekha Chakraborty
  • Focus

    To analyse the monetary and fiscal policy management in Asia Pacific and to identify the specific policy tools for integrating SDGs


Macroeconomic Policy Management for SDGs: Identifying Monetary and Fiscal Policy Tools

  • Start date Aug., 2017
  • Completion date Feb., 2018
  • Sponsor Macroeconomic Policy Division, UNESCAP
  • Project leader Lekha Chakraborty
  • Focus

    The study analyses the macroeconomic policy regimes in Asia-Pacific Region and identifies the specific policy tools for Integrating SDGs.


Policy input regarding Digital Object Architecture (DOA)

  • Start date Aug., 2017
  • Completion date Jan., 2018
  • Sponsor Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah
  • Consultants/Other authors Smriti Parsheera, Vishal Trehan, Sudipto Banerjee
  • Focus

    Study models of implementation of MPA structure in different countries.


A study of Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in India

  • Start date July, 2016
  • Completion date Jan., 2018
  • Sponsor IDRC, Canada
  • Project leader Pinaki Chakraborty
  • Other faculty Lekha Chakraborty, Manish Gupta, Amandeep Kaur, Shatakshi Garg, Azharuddin Khan
  • Focus

    The objective of the proposed study is to examine the systems, institutions, architecture of federalism and decentralisation in the country and how they have evolved over time and how the transfer system has addressed the issue of regional inequality, human development and basic social service delivery differentials in India. The study would contribute to NIPFP’s institutional objectives of assisting the Central, State and Local governments in formulating and reforming public policies by providing an analytical base and would be a rich source of learning for other countries in the region.

     

    The study is part of an 18-month research project undertaken jointly with the Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC).

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    Related events:

     

     

    The paper prepared as part of IDRC Federalism project, titled 'Efficacy of Gender Budgeting on Gender Equality Outcome and Fiscal Space: Empirical Evidences from Asia Pacific", was presented by Lekha Chakraborty (pic above) in the Gender and Macroeconomics Conference organised by the Levy Economics Institute at Park Avenue 101, New York City , September 13-15, 2017. Janet Stotsky of IMF discussed the paper in the meeting following the presentation. This paper is prepared by Lekha Chakraborty in collaboration with Marian Ingrams of Harvard Law School who is currently a Fulbright affiliate of NIPFP and Yadawendra Singh, former IDRC Project Associate at NIPFP.


     

     

     

    NIPFP Seminar on "Issues in StateFinances – Analysis of State Budgets 2017-18", 18th August, 2017, 3pm, IHC.
     
     

     

     

    NIPFP High-level Meetings on Himachal Pradesh State Finances Post-Fourteenth Finance Commission with Additional Chief Secretary(s) - Finance & Planning & other top officers at Himachal Pradesh Secretariat at Shimla, held on June 27, 2017 (pics above).


     

     

    NIPFP high level Meeting with Addl. Chief Secretary and top officials of Dept of Finance, at State Secretariat Vallabh Bhavan, Bhopal, May 18th 2017. The Second high level Meeting was with Planning Board officials and the top officials of sectoral Ministries in Vindhyachal Bhawan, Bhopal (pics above).


     

    Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India and Chairman, 14th Finance Commission, Dr. Y.V. Reddy chairs IDRC-NIPFP Technical Advisory meeting on State Finance, May 12, 2017, NIPFP (pic above).


     

    NIPFP's High level Meeting with State Officials was convened by the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan regarding emerging issues in public finance including UDAY debt, at the Secretariat, Jaipur, Govt of Rajasthan, on April 19, 2017 (pic above).


     

    Seminar on "Emerging Issues in State Finances Post-Fourteenth Finance Commission: Analysis of State budgets 2016-17", held on 13 December, 2016 at IIC, New Delhi (details on events page and pic above).

    Related papers:

    I. Policy note:
    Analysis of State budgets 2016-17. PDF
    Policy note. PDF
     
    II. Journal Publications:
    State level debt-deficit dynamics. PDF
    Emerging Issues in Union-State Fiscal Relations. PDF
     
     
    IV. Opinion columns:
    • Is fiscal prudence really fading away? PDF


Study on Assessment of Credit stress in the Indian Corporate Sector

  • Start date July, 2017
  • Completion date Dec., 2017
  • Sponsor Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah
  • Other faculty Radhika Pandey and Pramod Sinha
  • Focus
    To fill the prevalent corporate stress gap through (i) Assessing the vulnerability of the Indian corporate sector using firm level dataset (ii) Analysing corporate stress across different sectors and sub-sectors using a number of indicators, and constructing a  sector-wise vulnerability index (iii) Quantifying credit stress using the Distance-to-Default  methodology
     

Policy research on strategic disinvestment of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and policy analysis on loss making CPSEs (3rd and 4th report)

  • Start date Sept., 2017
  • Completion date Nov., 2017
  • Sponsor National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog
  • Project leader Ajay Shah
  • Consultants/Other authors Suyash Rai
  • Focus

    Advise on Strategic Disinvestment from Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and provide policy analysis on loss making CPSEs.


The implementation of WDRA Transformation Programme

  • Start date Jan., 2016
  • Completion date June, 2017
  • Sponsor The Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah
  • Other faculty M/F Team
  • Focus

    To provide policy and analytical support to the WDRA for the implementation of WDRA Transformation plan its various components.


Understanding High Unspent Balances and Fund Flow Mechanism in Major Rural Development Programmes

  • Start date Jan., 2014
  • Completion date May, 2017
  • Sponsor Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
  • Project leader N. R. Bhanumurthy
  • Other faculty H. K. Amar Nath
  • Focus

    Under this project, the team has completed first part on MGNREGS and has already been published as a book by NIPFP titled “Unspent Balances and Fund Flow Mechanism under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)”. Under this project, second report on PMGSY, IAY, NRLM and NSAP programmes are under progress.


Bottlenecks and Opportunities in Public Financial Management and Fund Flows for Health Sector in India

  • Start date July, 2016
  • Completion date May, 2017
  • Sponsor World Heath Organization (WHO)
  • Project leader Mita Choudhury
  • Other faculty Ranjan Kumar Mohanty
  • Consultants/Other authors Jay Dev Dubey, Diwan Chand
  • Focus

    The study will document the bottlenecks in fund flows in the health sector from Union to State Governments, from State Governments to State-level implementating agencies and from State to district-level implementing agencies in 3 selected States. In particular, the study will focus on the processes and timeliness of releases of funds in selected States. The insights will be used to suggest reforms in the architecture of Public Financial Management in these States.