Category: Publications

The State of Our Cities Evidence from Karnataka

The State of Our Cities: Evidence from Karnataka

Massive urbanization has become a contemporary reality in India with crucial implications for development and governance. Unfortunately,...

State of India's Cities-An assessment of urban conditions in four mega cities

State of India’s Cities – An assessment of urban conditions in four mega cities

Cities in India suffer from inadequate data and information, which has undermined their ability and that of analysts and policy makers to...

Changing the Urban Face of Karnataka

Changing the Urban Face of Karnataka – Evidence from three Urban Development Programmes

This study has its genesis in a research Public Affairs Centre did for the Expenditure Reforms Commission, Government of Karnataka, on...

The State of India’s Public Services – Benchmarks for the New Millenium

At the dawn of the 21st century, PAC carried out a national study covering all the states of India to assess the condition of its public...

Analysis of Suo-moto declaration of Section 4.1. b, 4.1.c and 4.1.d of the RTI

PAC carried out an analysis of Suo-moto declaration of Section 4.1. b, 4.1.c and 4.1.d of the RTI on the websites of 5 public authorities...

Pac India Research papers

State of Urban Services in India

With increasing population and expanding demand for urban infrastructure services, the capacities of local governments in many developing...

Benchmarking Citizen Report Card on NBA/SBM

This report comprises of findings from a Citizen Report Card (CRC) exercise that was conducted in six districts each of two states, Tamil...

Fighting Corruption

Abstract: The growing distrust of government and widespread public rage against corruption are driven by what citizens experience in their...

Pac and the Government

How do MPs utilize MPLADS?

Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) is a national scheme that allows the legislators (MPs) get a chance to don the...

Evolved as a group for citizens to connect with the government; active engagement in electoral reform and public service analysis
Developed Citizen Report Cards, began to engage in research on state projects