Targeting Education Financing on the Marginalized: Lessons from Implementation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Right to Education in India

This paper, commissioned for the EFA Global Monitoring Report, Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all, intends to explore the mechanisms of financing of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in detail and delineate the lessons learnt from implementation over the last decade. Specifically, the paper will address four sets of issues:

  1. Resource mobilization strategy and financing of SSA;
  2. Resource allocation and fund flows between Union and States;
  3. Planning and budgeting formulas for distribution of resources among districts; and
  4. Outcomes in terms of access and equi ty in resource needs at the State and district levels

Year Published: 2013

Author(s): Anit Mukherjee, Center for Global Development