People's Budget Initiative organizes a National Convention on the approaching Union Budget every year

Welcome to People’s Budget Initiative

People’s Budget Initiative (PBI) is a civil society coalition, which promotes the inclusion of people's movements, grassroots organisations and NGOs in the policy processes that determine the priorities underlying government budgets in India. Presently, the key objectives of PBI are the following:

  • Empowering civil society organisations and people’s movements in different regions to participate in the discourse on priorities for the Union Budget as well as those for the State Budgets, articulating the needs and expectations of people as reflected in their grassroot level experiences;
  • Inducing an improvement in transparency in the flow of funds and their utilization in government programmes/schemes; and
  • Strengthening the efforts of grassroots-level civil society groups and community groups to hold the government accountable for its policies and budgets.

Our Activities

One of the core mandates of People's Budget Initiative is to organize a National Convention on the approaching Union Budget every year to build a common understanding among different stakeholders on critical gaps in public provisioning for important sectors and for arriving at a common set of prioritized policy and budgetary demands for different sectors.