Public Resources for Children in Bihar
The development trajectory taken by India over the last one and a half decades has resulted in impressive levels of economic growth, but this growth process has failed to improve the status of some of the disadvantaged sections of the population. The persistence of significant deficits in development of children in India is one of several such failures of the growth process witnessed over the last one and a half decades. In this context, it has been observed that conscious analytical methodologies and tools need to be developed and used in the process of planning and budgeting by the government in order to address the disadvantages confronting the weaker sections of the population such as children. In light of this, UNICEF India, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability and Asian Development Research Institute have collaborated to undertake a research study on analyzing the state budgets of Bihar from the lens of children.