Budget Analysis And Research Centre Trust

What We Do

Budget Analysis and Advocacy

BARC Trust analyzes the Union and State Budget and conducts pre and post budget advocacy with the government and elected representatives to promote transparent, accountable, participatory governance and a people-centric perspective with regards to the preparation and implementation of budgets.
Some of the activities of BARC trust include pre-budget consultations with NGOs, citizens, media, MLAs, government officials etc., preparing the charter of demands, submitting the charter of demands to the relevant officials as well as post-budget advocacy, budget orientation meetings and sharing the analysis with the multiple stakeholders.

Local Self Governance Bodies’ Budget and Planning

BARC Trust also works on strengthening the planning and budgeting processes at the local level by conducting research on powers and functioning of the rural and urban local bodies. BARC Trust also engages with the Government for decentralization and strengthening of the local governance. BARC Trust also conducts capacity building workshops for the elected representatives on participatory planning and budgeting at the local level.

Capacity Building and Training

BARC Trust provides training on budget analysis, planning and budgeting of local governing bodies and other issues to the students, interns, NGOs, government officials and elected representatives.

Policy Research

We conduct policy research analysis, including gender analysis of public policies, involving public issues such as child protection, gender budgeting, rights of marginalized population, Sustainable Development Goals, nutrition and health etc. and develop policy briefs, newsletters, articles, vulnerability assessment, institutional mapping and etc. on relevant issues.

Evaluation Studies

BARC Trust has capabilities to conduct baseline and project survey and programme evaluation studies and studies like Social Impact Assessments (SIA) and Gender Impact Assessments (GIA) of the projects.

Monitoring support

We can provide services like continuous data collection before, during and after program roll out, developing monitoring/performance frameworks and indicators and data quality audits/assessments.

Workshops and Seminars

BARC Trust conducts workshops and seminars with NGOs, students, researchers, government officials etc. on a range of issues related to our key focus areas.

Partnerships and Networking

BARC Trust makes special efforts to be in constant touch with the Civil Society Organizations in Rajasthan and the rest of the country working towards creating a just society. It has been supporting various NGOs in terms of providing data, trainings and advocacy resource material.