Centrally Sponsored Schemes
CDF’s research on Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), special purpose fiscal transfers from the central government to states and local governments, is organized around three main pillars: CSS process analysis, evaluation of CSS impact, and the potential role of IT in CSS expenditure tracking. In particular we seek to identify opportunities for process re-engineering and e-governance to significantly improve the delivery of public infrastructure and services, particularly in rural areas. The CSS represent one of the major flows of funds toward India’s human development and infrastructure priorities, thus it is important to understand practical and specific ways to improve their performance.
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The objective of the study was to develop financing strategies and to help mobilize funds for the implementing their Action Plans on Climate Change. This report provides detailed recommendations for implementing the Odisha Climate Change [...]
This policy brief series compiles experiences from some of the Indian States that have implemented fiscal instruments to address environment and climate issues.
This report compiles some case studies of developmental projects in India that have been affected by environmental and social impacts arising out of the project activities.
The project, “Developing Financing Strategies for Implementing the State Action Plans on Climate Change,” aims at developing strategies to raise funds in order to assist the Central and State Governments in India to implement the [...]
Progress towards climate change goals often falter over a familiar stumbling block: financing. India’s climate finance requirements are enormous and we are looking for a combination of domestic public financing, private financing and international climate [...]
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