An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


Ongoing projects

Agreement to provide Expert Assistance in Performance Audit of Hospital Management System in Uttar Pradesh

  • Start date May, 2018
  • Completion date July, 2019
  • Sponsor Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah and Ila Patnaik
  • Other faculty Amey Sapre
  • Consultants/Other authors Shubho Roy, Harleen Kaur, Mahima Gupta, Pramod Sinha, Rachna Sharma, Sameer Pethe, Shefali Malhotra, Supriya Krishnan
  • Focus
    NIPFP is the external expert agency for providing consultation and knowledge support to CAG for conducting performance audit on hospital management, Medical Health & Family Welfare Department, and Medical Education and Training Department of Government of Uttar Pradesh. NIPFP's engagement with CAG for the purpose of consulting and support during the audit will be to provide strategic objective development, developing the audit plan, audit execution and analysis.

Making Land Markets Work Better

  • Start date April, 2019
  • Completion date March, 2021
  • Sponsor Omidyar Network
  • Project leader Ila Patnaik
  • Consultants/Other authors Devendra Damle
  • Focus
    Land is an important factor of production and possibly one of the least reformed factors of production in the Indian economy. The increased pace of growth and consequent urbanisation over the past two decades have led to demand-driven transformations in land markets. The objective of this study is to:
    1. Gain knowledge of land administration systems, in order to improve in administrative design and capacity.
    2. Understand role of rights and restrictions on land in order to reduce inefficiencies, lower transaction costs and create better property rights in land markets.
    3. Understand market failures in land markets, and the role and design of regulations governing land

Organisation Design and Internal Processes for Establishing an Effective National Council for Vocational Education and Training” (“NCVET”)

  • Sponsor Omidyar Network Services
  • Project leader Ila Patnaik
  • Consultants/Other authors Pratik Datta, Sarang Moharir
  • Focus
    The study to improve the quality of skills development programs throughout India by providing assistance to NCVET (established by merging two regulatory bodies, NCVT and NSDA. The study will produce a design for NCVET; identify the priority areas, list the important functions and processes required to be performed by the NCVET. The study will also identify the important regulatory instruments, contracts and guidelines that the NCVET will be required to issue and enforce soon after its establishment. NIPFP will engage with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (“MSDE”) and other stakeholders to assist in the development of an implementation plan for the establishment of the NCVET, and shall organize consultations and meetings in this regard (Feb 2019-Aug 2019).

Study Critical Issues in Special Areas in India

  • Start date April, 2018
  • Completion date Dec., 2019
  • Sponsor The Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR)
  • Project leader Ila Patnaik
  • Consultants/Other authors Ashim Kapoor, Rachna Sharma, Sameer Pethe, Shefali Malhotra, Chirag Anand
  • Focus
    As part of this project, the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) is assisting ICSSR to assemble documents towards creating a digital library related to Critical Issues in Special Areas. The digital library would be designed and maintained by NIPFP. The library will include primary materials such as constituent assembly debates, legal instruments, policy documents, UN documents and contracts.

Assessment of Revenues, Expenditure and Budget Allocation to Union Territories (Draft report submitted in October 2020)

  • Start date April, 2019
  • Sponsor Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
  • Project leader Mita Choudhury, Amey Sapre
  • Focus

    The study on revenue and expenditures of Union Territories (UTs) — with and without legislature — has several fiscal dimensions as the expenditures of most UTs are borne directly by the Central Government, through the budget of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The study has undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the revenue and expenditure position of UTs and has proposed a budget allocation mechanism that will bring objectivity in fund allocation to them, particularly those without legislatures. The study has relevance for the Ministry of Finance as it addresses an important aspect of fund allocation to UTs and identifies areas for improving fiscal management in them.