As a research organisation PAC endeavours to bring out various outputs. The reports created primarily are part of a project delivery requirement, some of the reports are based on topics of national and state interest. The research teams ensure that the reports are evidence-based and also represent facts which could be translated into key elements in some of the policy making processes.


An implementation model report submitted to Sixth Pay Commission(Government of Karnataka) in 2017 to assess current job specific functions, structures, process and training needs for Group C & Group D employees.

In 2016 PAC worked on a study on the water resources, governance and water agreements for the state of Karnataka for Advanced Centre for Intergrated Water Resources Management(ACIWRM).

In 2017 PAC studied the assessment of the Karnataka state government offices at taluka, district and state levels from the perspective of public service delivery.

PAC’s first CSR project for the Toyota Kirloskar Motors included an assessment of the current usage of ICTs and the levels of Digital Literacy in Dyavalinganapalya.


In 2014 PAC supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation worked on a 3 year project to not only assess ground realities related to the implementation of the Swacch Bharat Mission-Gramin but also to advocate change using evidence collected through its repertoire of Social Accountability Tools (SATs).

Funded by Environment Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), Government of Karnataka, PAC in 2016 undertook a study to promote the evidence-based policy making in view of the current rate of urbanisation and changing climate in peri-urban areas.

In 2016 PAC carried out a study along with Center for Science, Technology and Policy, India (CSTEP) and Institute of Environmental Transition – Nepal (ISET – N) in the Cauvery delta (Kumbakonam taluk, Thanjavur district) with the DHAN Foundation focused the usage of Climate Change Score Card (CCSC).

In 2016, Public Affairs Centre assessed BWSSB’s services using its renowned Citizen Report Card
(CRC) approach to include user feedback to provide incisive insights.



Implementation of a Citizen Report CardTM CRC-1

National Policy Review Revised 2015

Climate Change Score Card Resilience Planning Exercise by ISET-N

Pragathiya Hadiyatha


Public Distribution System in Karnataka

Urban Resilience Colloquium Proceedings

Climate Smart Cities Colloquium Proceedings

Closing the Loop


Environmental Concerns in Tamil Nadu A Civil Society Perspective

The Paradox of India’s North-South Divide Lessons from the States and the Regions

Transforming Karnataka into a Vibrant Knowledge Society (English)

Transforming Karnataka into a Vibrant Knowledge Society (Kannada)


Improving Governance the Participatory Way

PAC IDRC project on the State of India’s Cities

Social Audit of Public Service Delivery in Karnataka

Changing the Urban face of Karnataka



A Mirror to the Police a Bottom-Up Assessment of the Karnataka Police

Workshop Report Fighting Corruption

State of Urban Services in India’s Cities

Unicef – Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan


Public Services Provided by Gram Panchayats in Chattisgarh

Indias Citizen Charter

Assessment of Citizen Centres in Tamil Nadu

Greater Bangalore Governance Options


India’s Citizen Charter

Public Services in Hubli – Dharwad

Benchmarking Bangalore’s Public Services

Deepening Democracy


Holding the State to Account: Lessons of Bangalore’s Citizen Report CardsTM

Who Benefits from India’s Public Services?



Are they being served?

Benchmarking India’s Public Services

Electoral Disclosure in Karnataka

Holding a Mirror to the New Lok Sabha


Karnataka’s Citizen Charter

Setting a Benchmark

A Report Card on Bhoomi Kiosks

Towards User Report Cards on Irrigation Services


State of Assam’s Public Services

Holding the State to Account: Citizen Monitoring in Action

A Citizen Report CardTM on Karnataka’s Governance

Citizens’ Audit of public services in Rural Tamil Nadu



State of the Art as Art of the State


City Finances in India

Public Interest Litigation


Voices from the Capital

Bangalore Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Elections to Bangalore Municipal Corporation

Prometheus Unbound or, Still in Chains?


Public Services and the Urban Poor in Mumbai

Bangalore Municipal Budgets

A Report Card on Public Services in Indian Cities

Public Services for the Urban Poor


Strengthening Public Accountability