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Welcome to CBGA

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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Updates on Union Budget 2015-16

Of Bold Strokes and Fine Prints - An Analysis of Union Budget 2015-16

March 01, 2015

This publication highlights a range of pertinent issues primarily focusing on social sectors (such as education, health, drinking water and sanitation, food security etc.) and the responsiveness of the Union Budget towards the vulnerable sections of the population, (such as, women, children, dalits, adivasis, religious minorities, persons with disabilities and the Urban Poor). In addition, a number of important issues pertaining to taxation, renewable energy and Centre-State fiscal relations have also been discussed. Download this publication to read more.

Union Budget 2015-16: SPEECH

February 28, 2015

Speech delivered by Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance on February 28, 2015 in Parliament.

Updates on Policies and Governance

New Information Exchange Standard on Offshore Accounts

Pooja Rangaprasad

In 2014, G20 countries endorsed a new system of information exchange, automatic exchange of financial information, developed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The article analyses this new standard for information exchange on offshore accounts, specifically focusing on the loopholes that impact developing countries. It highlights the important role that India can play in forums such as G20, BRICS, UN, Global Forum etc. to address the concerns.

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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New Publications

Events Calendar

Budget Track

BUDGET TRACK - Issues before the 14th Finance Commission

This edition of Budget Track offers critical insights on a range of issues relevant in the context of the 14th Finance Commission. It discusses the shrinking fiscal autonomy of States, erosion in governance capacity at the sub-national level, and need for substantive fiscal decentralisation, among other issues.

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
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