Entitlement-Based District Planning: Innovating planning process for accuracy and efficiency in Bihar

Entitlement-Based District Planning (EBDP) is a unique initiative that institutionalises decentralised planning at the district level across Bihar through an entitlement-based approach to ensure inter-regional and social equity. EBDP has educated district officials and Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) representatives on various schemes and statutory provisions they are entitled to and has helped improve the process of monitoring and decision-making while reducing the scope of corruption and leakages besides enhancing public participation. The initiative is an effective model to standardise and disseminate public information and leverage existing resources and infrastructure in a unique way.

This case study is a part of Good Practices Resource Book 2015 and can be found on page 203.