Bihar State Report Card 2016

Bihar State Report Card 2016

By Avani Kapur, Vikram Srinivas, and Priyanka Roy Choudhury
18 August 2016

Using government reported data, this brief looks closely at the effects of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations on state finances in Bihar, with a particular focus on effects on social sector investments.

The brief asks two key questions:

  • Did increased tax devolution result in enhancing fiscal space for states?
  • Has the changed fiscal structure resulted in any visible shifts in social sector investments at the state level?