Development Landscape

STRENGTHS

1st%

position among 21 states and UTs with most investment potential

0.9%

unemployment rate

12th

of the top 50 clean cities belong to Gujarat

98.3%

access to mobile phones in 2014

21%

increase in internet access between 2014-16

GAPS

HEALTH

175

health personnel/lakh population vs. national average of 277/lakh

ENVIRONMENT

7.52%

area is covered by forests, among the five lowest in the country

MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES

20th

rank among 21 states studied in girl child education

POVERTY

24.3%

SC/STs households have latrines vs. state average of 57.3%

INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Government’s development expenditure as a percentage of GSDP (2016-17)

8.9%

fifth lowest compared to then national average of 17.85%

21.97%

Education

11.90%

Water resources and Kalpsar

9.99%

Urban Development and Urban Housing

7.79%

Health and Family Welfare

7.39%

Road and Building

Spending on health, education, agriculture and rural development (2017-2018) is lower than the average of the remaining 19 states by 3-4%

CSR SPENDING

Total exclusive CSR inflow (2014-17)

995cr

State CSR ranking - No.6 among all states in India

Note: CSR funding and rank take into account funding inflows exclusively to the state, and not pan-India funding

39.68%

Poverty Alleviation, Healthcare and WASH

37.8%

Education and Skills

12.97%

Rural Development

5.59%

Environmental Sustainability

1.74%

Women Empowerment and Inclusive Development

Disparity in district-wise fund allocations

₹995cr

Ahmedabad

<1cr

Gir Somnath, Tapi, Mahisagar and Panch Mahal

SOLUTION SPACE

1.

Increased funding in women empowerment

2.

Programs catering to the inclusion of marginalized communities

3.

Development interventions to Development interventions to maximize impact

4.

Need for effective collaboration between government, NGOs, and funders.

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