Why Budget Analysis ?

Budget analysis, when added to field data and case-study material, strengthens advocacy and lobbying
work. Hence this Budget Analysis Centre intends to study the Rajasthan State Budget by interacting with
NGOs and activists who are working in the field. In addition, the Centre collects primary data directly from
the field for its micro-studies. We believe that when the secondary data on budget—analyzed by the
Centre—would be combined with the field data about employment, food security, health facilities, and
other “life and death” matters, it would be able to strengthen the lobbying work because the results of our
studies would finally be combined with people’s voices, reaching both the voters and the elected
representatives, both of whom play important roles in our democratic process. Thus, budget analysis
would strengthen People’s Action.