How Inclusive is the Eleventh Five Year Plan? A Review of Selected Sectors
The 11th Five Year Plan sought to make a major shift in the development strategy of the Indian state, by foregrounding the need for ‘inclusive growth’. Responding to the critical need for bringing people into the exercise of assessing how far the schemes and programmes of the 11th Plan have worked for them, a number of civil society organisations came together to facilitate a People’s Mid Term Appraisal of the 11th Five Year Plan. The main objective of the People’s Mid Term Appraisal is to add people’s voices to the crucial exercise of evaluating the Plan as well as recommend forward looking strategies.
Using the broad framework of assessing policies, implementation, budgets and institutional mechanisms, the research papers presented in this report analyse certain important thematic areas in the Plan such as education, nutrition, health, water supply and sanitation, agriculture, governance, rural development, urban poverty and employment, from the lens of socially disadvantaged groups.