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Public Provisioning for Elementary Education in India

  • Praveen K Jha - Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Subrat Das - Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Siba Sankar Mohanty - Doon University, Dehradun, India
  • Nandan Kumar Jha - formerly at Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


May 2008 | 456 pages | SAGE India
This book analyses the magnitude of public expenditure on education, the composition of such expenditure, the flow of funds from the Centre to the districts, and the bottlenecks in the process, with a focus on elementary education. Most of the existing body of work in this area concentrates on Central Government`s budgetary provisions instead. The significance of this research lies in that it dwells on the major challenges confronting the States with regard to these issues.

Public Provisioning for Elementary Education in India focuses on elementary education in the context of the ongoing efforts towards Universalising Elementary Education (UEE) in the country. The book tracks budget expenditures and budgetary and planning processes in the current flagship programme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) across the four selected States of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Rajasthan. It addresses the causes of the fiscal crisis in States in the era of economic reforms, and the policy measures required for improving the flow of public expenditure on education. This book offers important insights for policymakers, academia and social activists interested in `Input—Process—Output—Impact` of State intervention in the education sector in general and elementary education in particular.
 
Foreword Dayaram (Aga Khan Foundation)
 
Introduction
 
Public Provisioning of Education: Some Contemporary Issues
 
Tracking Progress at the State and District Levels
 
Fiscal Crisis of States and Role of Centrally Sponsored Schemes
 
Analysis of Public Expenditure on Elementary Education: 1993-94 to 2005-06
 
Norms for Government Financing of Elementary Education
 
Bottlenecks in the Planning and Budgetary Processes: The Case of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
 
Possibilities and Challenges of Sustaining Educational Financing
 
Concluding Remarks
 
Bibliography
 
Index

The book looks at the functioning of the SSA in some states and also the constraints in achieving the goal of universalization of elementary education in the country…It will be of interest to both specialists and generalist. A useful contribution.

Journal of Educational Planning and Administration

This study will be of immense help to the policymakers, academics and social activists, interested in education in general and elementary education in particular. It looks at the measures required for strengthening the ability of the states to step up public expenditure on education, and the role of Centrally Sponsored Schemes in education. At the end, it also presents some recommendations to be undertaken by the Central and state Government for universalizing the elementary education in India.

South Asian Journal of Management

This book offers important insights for policymakers, academia, and social activists interested in ‘Input-Process-Output-Impact’ of State intervention in the education sector in general and elementary education in particular.

Free Press Journal

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Praveen K. Jha

Praveen Jha is on the faculty of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been a visiting faculty at the University of Bremen, Germany since 1999. His major areas of research interest include economics of education, labour economics, agricultural economics and public finance with special focus on the developing countries. He has authored/edited a number of books and monographs, the most recent among which is Public Provisioning for Elementary Education in India (Sage, 2008), and has published several articles in journals published in India and abroad. He has been the honorary economic... More About Author

Subrat Das

Siba Sankar Mohanty

Nandan Kumar Jha

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ISBN: 9789353281090
₹895.00