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  • Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation
  • Pension Parishad

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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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HDR Accords High Priority to Basic Social Services and Social Protection

Happy Pant

This article explains the findings of the latest Human Development Report (HDR), 2014. It reveals that India has maintained its position at 135 out of 187 countries, reflecting little improvement in the living standard of its people during 2013. The report recommends that a people-centred policy framework needs to be aligned with macroeconomic and structural policies, labour market interventions and social protection. The article highlights the fact that the report urges governments to commit to the universal provision of basic social services and social protection to build resilience, especially for the poor and other vulnerable groups.

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.

CBGA is part of:Think Tank Initiative
For sustained institutional support, CBGA is thankful to:Ford Foundation

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