- Centrally Sponsored Schemes Evaluations
To ensure efficient and effective use of public resources, the Government of India has made evaluation of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and Central Sector (CS) schemes mandatory before the schemes come up for fresh appraisal, before the start of the 15th Finance Commission. The Government has assigned DMEO, NITI Aayog the responsibility to conduct independent third-party evaluation of all CSS in a time-bound manner so that the findings of the evaluation are made available to appropriate authorities for determining the rationalization of the schemes. The evaluation of the CSS under the 28 Umbrella CSS undertaken through 10 sector evaluation studies, conducted by external agencies procured through an open tender process, which is currently underway. The ten packages are: (1) Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (2) Women and Child Development (3) Human Resource Development (4) Urban Transformation (5) Rural Development (6) Drinking Water and Sanitation (7) Health (8) Jobs and Skills (9) Water Resources, Environment and Forests (10) Social Inclusion, Law and Order & Justice Delivery.
The schemes were assessed based on the international recognized evaluation framework REESI (Relevance, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Sustainability and Impact) and was contextualized to include equity (REESI+E) in line with our national priorities. The reports have been shared with the Department of Expenditure and respective line Ministries/Departments for consideration. Compendiums of Best Practices emerging from the studies have been shared with Chief Secretaries of States, and can also be accessed here: https://dmeo.gov.in/evaluation/dmeo-evaluation-studies