BARC Trust is the new avatar of Budget Analysis Rajasthan Centre (BARC), which has been setup for furtherance of Budget and Social Policy Research and Action. BARC trust was officially registered as a trust on 4th March 2015. Originally, BARC was setup in 2003 as a budget study and policy research centre with the aim to analyze the state government budget, its policies and examine if the commitments made by the government at various forums (policy documents, election manifestos, and at international forums) are matched by the adequate financial provisions in the state budget.
BARC has been involved in analyzing the state budget with a perspective of poor and marginalized and has been using its analysis to further the issues and concerns of the marginalized sections such as Dalits, Tribals, Women and Children. BARC has been working closely with PRIs and ULBs. BARC has also been working with the NGOs, POs, media and civil society to create a pool of budgetary information through its research and training activities.