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  • Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation
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Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) is a policy research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. It analyses public policies and government finances in India, and advocates for greater transparency, accountability and public participation in budget processes.

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Ensuring Good Governance and Effective Institutions: Can We Afford to Ignore Capacity Issues?

Subrat Das

The paper explores the significance of capacity of governance with reference to the experience of public policies and their implementation in India over the past decade. The author notes that the issue of governance capacity in a country is linked to the ability and willingness of the government to make long-term public expenditure commitments, which in turn is linked to resource mobilisation policies of the country. The paper suggests that the  post-2015 development  framework  could incorporate  policy  directions  to encourage  developing countries  to pursue  fiscal  policies that would create enabling environments for good governance and effective institutions.

Budget Simplified

Budget Infographic

How does India's tax system compare with those of other G20 Countries?

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Learn About Budget Concepts and Terms

Learn about the key concepts and terms used in budgets and fiscal policy discussions, like, Plan and Non-Plan Expenditure, Direct Tax vs. Indirect Tax, SCSP and TSP etc.

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Budget Track

Budget Track, Volume 9, Track 1-2

Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) is an important policy meant for channelizing Plan funds for the development of the Scheduled Castes in proportion to their share in the total population. Even after three decades since its introduction, there remain serious gaps in the implementation of this policy.

People's Budget Initiative

People's Budget InitiativeA civil society coalition, which campaigns for the inclusion of people's movements, grassroots organisations and national and international NGOs in the policy processes that determine the priorities underlying government budgets in India.

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