An autonomous research institute under the Ministry of Finance


Ongoing projects

2017-18 Evaluation of Governance Parameters of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G)

  • Start date Dec., 2017
  • Completion date Sept., 2018
  • Sponsor Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
  • Project leader N. R. Bhanumurthy and H.K. Amarnath
  • Other faculty Bhabesh Hazarika
  • Consultants/Other authors Krishna Sharma, Tanvi Bramhe and Kanika Gupta

Innovation in Public Finance

  • Sponsor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Project leader Rathin Roy, Pinaki Chakraborty and R. Kavita Rao
  • Focus

    NIPFP has also undertaken following studies under the above study

    1.   Resource Sharing between Centre and States; and Allocation across States: Principles and Trends

    2.  Fiscal Implications of Introduction of Goods and Service Tax

    3.  Overview of State Finance Commission Reports

    4.  Quantitative Evaluation of the Effects of the Fourteenth Finance commission: Effect on Growth and Fiscal Outcomes of the Centre and the States

    5.  Tax experiment to assess responses of taxpayers to audit and penalty if past evasions can be detected

    6.  Survey of taxpayers to assess attitudes of towards tax policy and compliance

    7.  Explore the possibility an utility of a negative income tax

    8.  Identifying ways for states to improve their revenue performance in non-GST taxes and restructure GST administration


Public Financing of Health in India: The Way Forward

  • Start date July, 2017
  • Completion date June, 2020
  • Sponsor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Project leader Rathin Roy
  • Other faculty Kavita Rao and other members of tax team, Mita Choudhury, Shruti Tripathi, Sudhanshu Kumar, Ranjan Kumar Mohanty
  • Consultants/Other authors Sujatha Rao, Jay Dev Dubey, Bidisha Mondal, Arpita Chakraborty, Pallabi Gogoi, Swati Gupta
  • Focus

    This research programme will undertake some of the groundwork required for suggesting an appropriate approach for public financing of health in 4 selected Indian States. The programme will be carried out in three stages. First, it will identify the resource contours within which health financing options will have to be built in the selected States. Secondly, it will analyse the existing nature of government spending on health in the four States, and review experiences with different approaches to public financing of health both in India and abroad. Thirdly, it will derive an understanding of the nature of health systems present in the selected States, and use the insights from the above analysis to outline appropriate policy choices for public financing of health in the four States.