Before we explore this guide together I would like to acknowledge that this project would not have been possible without the unwavering support of -
  1. 1.
    ​CivicDataLab, especially the public finance team which made the research fellowship possible and were a constant guide during the onsite work in Assam.
  2. 2.
    ​Finance Department (Government of Assam) for hosting me as a Research Intern under the ASPIRe project.
  3. 3.
    ​UNICEF Assam, especially Ananya Goswami and Purvi Malhotra for facilitating many of the activities (online and offline) and discussions which helped in the synthesis and design of the blueprints.
  4. 4.
    ​NSS at Tezpur University for their support in conducting the workshop and discussions to involve youth in participatory budgeting
  5. 5.
    ​Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, especially my mentors Naveen L Bagalkot and Paul Anthony George.
Alright, so now that this is out of the way, let's move ahead!