Public Provisioning for Elementary Education in India
The book probes into the intricacies in financing of education by state governments and highlights the major challenges confronting them. In order to understanding these intricacies, the book also analyzes the planning process with regard to expenditure on education and the process of flow of funds starting from the Central Government budget up to the implementing agencies at the district level. The latter is attempted through a tracking of budget expenditures and the budgetary and planning processes in the current flagship program of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) across four selected states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, and Rajasthan.