FLAIR works to improve planning and budgeting processes from Local Governance level to Union Government


As part of this initiative we do the following activities –

Public administration in India has been plagued by a lack of focus on results and outcomes that matter most to citizens. Annual planning and monitoring revolves largely around the allocation of the government’s budget to its departments and programmes and periodically checking if the money is being spent and activities completed.

Did they do it? is the operative question to judge performance — did they build enough toilets , did they open schools and hospitals? Such an approach, however, completely misses the difference between doing the job, and doing the job efficiently and effectively.

An outcomes-based approach shifts the perspective to the short and long-term outcomes of governance. So what? is the operative question here — so what if toilets were built, are they clean and functional and did open defecation reduce?

At FLAIR we are working on the concept – Planning for Billions that analyses the plan and budget of - (a) the Union of India,(b) the States, and (c) the Panchayats and Municipal Corporations, and the output and outcome achieved with the money spent.

We find out the following -

What are the requirements of planning for programmes/schemes adequate in terms of quantity and appropriate in terms of strategy?

Is the money allocated and spent on programmes/schemes adequate to match the requirements in terms of quantity and is the unit cost appropriate in terms of money required to accomplish the task?

Are the planning, budgeting and sanctioning/expenditure of money appropriately decentralized for efficient and effective performance of programmes/schemes?

Are the systems of monetary control and accountability by people of India and their representatives functioning properly for the government programmes/schemes?

What could be appropriate roles of corporate sector for accomplishing the social welfare goals in India?

As part of this initiative we do the following activities –


At present FLAIR is carrying out Costing and Budget Analysis for the following sector – · School Education · Food, Health and Nutrition · Water, Sanitation and Hygiene · Women and Children Safety and Protection · Agriculture and Livelihood · Clean Energy

We have carried out the research for — · Budget allocation and Cost Requirement Calculations of ICPS, ICDS and RTE Act, 2009 for Rajasthan, Bihar and Union of India · Budget Analysis of Nutrition and Food Programmes for Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and the Union of India · Annual Child Budget Analysis: Policy and Budget Analysis of the Social Sector Programmes – Union of India and 12 States. Budget Analysis of Union of India and the States of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Delhi from a Child Rights perspective with special focus on Health & Nutrition and WaSH.

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You can register yourself for a free workshop on “Planning for Billions” in Delhi, Hyderabad, Patna, Lucknow, Ranchi, Dehradun, Mumbai, Jaipur, where the intricacies of Planning and Budgeting are learnt. This is ideal for NGO workers and research scholars in the area of economics, public administration, social work, development studies and for practitioners working in the area of Public Finance and Accountability Mechanisms.

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