Category: Publications

PAI 2017

Public Affairs Index 2017 – Governance in the States of India

Although good governance has always been the objective of all governments across the world, it was from the early 1990’s, that many...


Benchmarking Public Services in North-East India

A total of 2734 beneficiaries across 7 districts (Churachandapur , Ribhoi , Cachar , Wokha , Goalpara, Chandel , Lawngtlai) of 5 North...


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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Swachh 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...