Workshops and Seminars
A workshop with academicians, bureaucrats, M.P.s, M.L.A.s and representatives of PRI and ULBs, members of civil society working on issues related with federal finance or on financing of local self governments, businessmen and industrialists (Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries, CII, FICCI) to discuss criteria for devolution to be incorporated in the Stat’s Memorandum to 15th Finance Commission.
A workshop on Federal Finance: The issues related with centre state financial relations like the criteria for the devolution of fund from centre to the states, the issues related with the grants-in-aid, fixation and revision of royalty on minerals etc. will be discussed in this workshop. The outcome of this workshop will provide inputs for preparation of the state’s memorandum to the 15th FC.
A workshop on devolution of funds to the local self governments (in collaboration with the ‘State Finance Commission’): The criteria for devolution including the inter se transfers will be discussed in this workshop. The outcome of this workshop will help in preparation of the report of State Finance Commission.
A seminar on Sustainable Development of Jharkhand: Status, Issues, Challenges and Way ahead. (Or separate workshops can be organised on some key indicators of sustainable developments)
Training and Capacity Building
A week long workshop on ‘Research Methodology for Social Scientists’ for in-house researchers and other interested participants (researchers and academicians from other institutions). This will include modules on report writing, quantitative and qualitative techniques and statistical software (SPSS, SAS, STATA, EViews, R). This workshop can be done in collaboration with the social science faculties of the universities of the state.
Internship Programme (summer and winter): About six graduate/ post graduate students may be selected for 4 to 6 weeks for a hand on experience on the research issues of centre’s interest. They will be provided with some nominal stipend.
It will prepare training modules and conduct/organise training/capacity building programmes for the officials of state government on issues related with planning, finance and development policies and practices. The content of the training programmes will be developed after a proper training need assessment (TNA) exercise carried out by the centre. It proposes to carry out training programmes on some of the following issues:
a. To organise training programmes for the government officials (and interested persons from other organisations) on Public Finance and other development related issues (like social cost benefit analysis and other method of project evaluation).
b. Workshop on preparation of gender budget, child budget, outcome budget.
c. Forecasting techniques
d. Monitoring and evaluation: Tools and techniques