Category: Publications


Urban Resilience: Conceptual Framework and Operationalisation – Working Paper

Abstract Although the term, ‘resilience’, at present is variously used by the scientific community, the very roots of its emergence go...

In the Rear View Mirror: Reflections of Chief Secretaries

Public Affairs Centre releases first of its kind anthology penned by former Chief Secretaries

    Even as governments changed and metamorphosed, the permanent bureaucracy of the country, embodied in the Indian...

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Swachch Bharat Mission – CRC Topline findings

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Towards a Better City Index: Developing an Urban Climate Resilience Index – Working Paper

A better city is one that strives to grow in a sustained manner, so as to preserve and enhance the intrinsic resilience of the city, which,...


Strengthening Citizen Involvement in Environment Impact Assessment

Public participation is an essential feature of a successful democracy. Looking at it from the environmental clearance point of view,...


Assessing double injustice of Climate Change and Urbanisation on Water Security in peri-urban areas around Bangalore

According to the 2011 Census, for the first time since Independence in 1947, the absolute increase in population was more in urban areas...


Can Farmers adapt to Climate Change?

While dealing with climate change, mitigating emissions is important, as is developing along low-carbon pathways, but there is greater...


CRC and Case study report on Odisha and Tamil Nadu

This is a district wise combined report of the main findings of CRC 1 that are validated through indepth case studies. Each section gives...


National Policy Review of SBM-G (2015-16)

This is the third review of sanitation policies in India. It makes a macro level analysis of the progress of SBM(G) in the country. It also...


ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಜಲಮಂಡಳಿ ಸೇವೆಗಳ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ – ಕನ್ನಡ

Public Affairs Centre was commissioned by Bangalore Water and Sewage Boards (BWSSB) to conduct an assessment of their services in the...