An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


Ongoing projects

Biodiversity Finance Initiative under Natural Resource Management Project

  • Start date Oct., 2015
  • Completion date Oct., 2017
  • Sponsor UNDP
  • Project leader Rathin Roy
  • Other faculty Rita Pandey, Manish Gupta
  • Focus

    BIOFIN aims to develop a methodology for quantifying the biodiversity finance gap at national level, for improving cost-effectiveness through mainstreaming of biodiversity into national development and sectoral planning, and for developing comprehensive national resource mobilization strategies. BIOFIN will feed into the development of NBSAPs, while the NBSAP projects in turn will provide a platform for integration into decision-making processes.

Sikkim State Finances: Implications of the award of the Fourteenth Finance Commission

  • Start date March, 2016
  • Sponsor Government of Sikkim
  • Project leader Pinaki Chakraborty

Implementation of TRAI-NIPFP Research Programme

  • Start date May, 2016
  • Completion date April, 2019
  • Sponsor The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
  • Project leader Ajay Shah, Ila Patnaik
  • Other faculty M/F Team
  • Focus

    The aim of this project is to provide policy and analytical research support in the areas of regulatory governance and reform and economic analysis of the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors.

Comprehensive Study of Assam State Finances to Recommend 10 years Perspective Planning and Concomitant Changes in the Public Finance Management

  • Sponsor Government of Assam
  • Project leader Rathin Roy
  • Other faculty Kavita Rao, Pinaki Chakraborty, N.R. Bhanumurthy, Pratap Ranjan Jena, Sacchidananda Mukherjee, H.K. Amarnath, Manish Gupta
  • Focus

    1. Study the trend of revenue of generation and suggest measure to augment the resources in the light of new policy of Central Government after advent of NITI Aayog and post 14th FC award; 2. Study and recommend to the State government on how to reduce wasteful expenditure and plug loopholes and leakages, how to raise revenues etc.; 3. Study the pattern of expenditure and suggest measures for Public expenditure reforms.; 4. Study the current status of various decentralisation initiatives (including transfers made to Rural, urban local bodies, VIIth Schedule areas, development and autonomous councils); 5. Study the impact of state-level public sector enterprises on their finances and, measures taken for improving their performance; 6. Study the impact of power sector reforms on state finances and suggest measures for sustained development.; 7. Analysis of contingent liabilities; 8. Evaluation and targeting of subsidies by the states; 9. Submit the 10 year perspective plan from 2016 to 2026 along with the structural and institutional reforms in public finance in the State.  

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Study on Improving Research and Policies on Health and its Financing

  • Start date Dec., 2015
  • Completion date Dec., 2018
  • Sponsor Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Project leader Ila Patnaik
  • Other faculty M/F Team
  • Focus

    The aim of the project is to improve the state of knowledge and research on health and its financing in India.