To facilitate the policy and budget analysis work, the IPSA’s basic objective is to bring about policy changes, to achieve changes in lives of poor and marginalized communities.
- Making Budget documents more comprehensible for the people Preparing Primers , training manuals and policy briefs in Urdu and Hindi
- Dissemination of research outputs, primers and policy brief among different groups as per the requirement.
- To work as knowledge centre for giving inputs to the government for improving the delivery mechanisms of various schemes and programmes as also in redesigning some of its schemes, based on detailed study in collaboration with CSO network.
- Initiate budget network at state and district level for tracking the government expenditure in state and districts
- Assisting CSOs for greater usage of budget analysis by CSOs in the work to strengthen their advocacy.
- Continued advocacy with media through publishing articles on government policies, budget and implementation issues in both print and electronic media.
The IPSA is currently engaged in conducting research, budget analysis, advocacy and training and capacity building. The Institute has followed a two way strategy in its work. Firstly, it has started the assessment of the policies and budget of Government of Uttar Pradesh for the last five years with a focus on Muslim, Dalit, Adivasis, Gender, Child and Rural Development and the Panchayati Raj system. It includes an evaluation of development intervention from the Central Government and State government. With regard to Muslims, following the Sachar Committee recommendations, a detailed research report on assessment of the response of the Central and State government has been prepared. The research report was shared with MLAs, government officials, academia, CSOs and the media for advocacy to influence the policies and budgets in favor of Muslims. Secondly, IPSA is engaged in the preparation of a training manual on government budget and policies to train NGOs to build their capacity for tracking the government expenditure meant for social and economic sector schemes in their districts. The training programme has also been conducted for NGOs.