Putting Research Into Practice: Empowering Stakeholders and Finding Solutions
PAISA (Planning, Allocations and Expenditures, Institutions Studies in Accountability) is Accountability Initiative’s (AI) flagship research programme. The research focuses on making government process: planning, decision-making and fund flows in key social sector schemes transparent.
Under the PAISA programme, AI runs the country’s largest citizen-led expenditure tracking survey. In December, 2015, AI conducted a PAISA survey focusing on three centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) – Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and Swach Bharat Mission (SBM).
Between May, 2016 and December, 2016, the results of this survey were taken to frontline sector specific implementation officials. A total of 40 PAISA dialogues were conducted across the 10 PAISA survey districts with them. This note captures the process of these dialogues and their impact.