PAC has been opportune to work with a spectrum of stakeholders with diverse research areas. The essence of the research areas primarily captures the need and requirements of the public policy space.

Interim Evaluation of KGMSDC Project: Assessment of Karnataka-German Technical Training Institutes (KGTTIs) as Model Multi Skill Development Centres

This project, supported by KGMSDC under Department of Employment & Training, Govt. of Karnataka will develop an interim evaluation report based on the participatory feedback from multi-stakeholder in the areas of infrastructure, technology, training – academics, market linkages and employment support to the trainees of all the 5 KGTTIs located in the cities of Bengaluru, Hubbali, Belagavi, Kalaburgi and Mangaluru. It will also capture the experiences of students, parents, industries and other stakeholders from the training programmes and other opportunities from KGTTI which reflect the appropriateness of deliverables of the project from its stated goals.

District Good Governance Index (DGGI) (Government of Himachal Pradesh)

A spin-off from the second edition of Public Affairs Index was a request from the state government of Himachal Pradesh to prepare a similar index at the district level known as the Himachal Pradesh District Good Governance Index. The project also seeks to assess the regional imbalances for corrective action and holistic development for the future.

Will women be a part of India’s future workforce? The Quest for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in India. (With Southern Voice)

The Southern Voice State of SDGs (SVSS) country case study will elaborate on progress in achieving SDGs 4  (Education and skilling), 5(Gender equality) and 8 (Labour, livelihood and employment) within the context of India. More specifically, this study will understand the effect of skilling on women’s participation in the Indian labour market. Given the alarming decline in female labour force participation rates not only in India but across the world, this study seeks to shed light on barriers and enablers to equitable labour force participation that will drive the SDG 8 dialogue during the High Level Political Forum of 2019. Through collaboration with other research teams from the Global South and the Southern Voice-Think Tank Initiative,PAC’s country case report will be a part of the Global “State of SDGs” report that is set to be released in 2019.

Assessing the Double Injustice of Climate Change and Urbanisation on Water Security

Supported by the Environment Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) Bangalore, the study assesed the double injustice brought upon due to unchecked resource extraction and climate change on peri-urban communities and underscores the need for inclusive and participatory planning to achieve national and international like the SDGs.

Improving consumer voices and accountability in Swacch Bharat Mission- Gramin (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF))

PAC supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focused on six districts each from Odisha and Tamil Nadu, to assess ground realities related to the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G), and also to advocate change using evidence collected through its repertoire of Social Accountability Tools (SATs).

Assessment of Bangalore Water Supply Sewerage Board (BWSSB) services

PAC supported by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board(BWSSB)- Government fo Karnataka assessed the Services of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

Citizen Monitoring of Rural Roads Under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)

Supported by the National Rural Roads Development Agency(NRRDA), PAC’s project of the Citizen Monitioring of Rural Roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) aimed making citizens realise that the roads are their assests and it is their duty to work towards its upkeep. The project also put in place a robust and sustainable process for citizen monitoring of PMGSY roads that could be replicated across the country.

Citizen Monitoring of PMGSY Roads
Citizen Monitoring of PMGSY Roads: Recap of Training for Master Trainers at Bangalore by PAC

Creating Awareness about Citizen Monitoring of PMGSY Roads [ENGLISH]

Creating Awareness about Citizen Monitoring of PMGSY Roads | Short [HINDI]

Creating Awareness about Citizen Monitoring of PMGSY Roads [KANNADA]

Creating Awareness about Citizen Monitoring of PMGSY Roads [HINDI]

Creating Awareness about Citizen Monitoring of PMGSY Roads | Short [KANNADA]

Training Citizen on How to Monitor On-going PMGSY Roads [ENGLISH]

Assessment of Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM)

Supported by BESCOm (Government of Karnataka), the study employed the CRC approach and gathered feedback from both users and BESCOM personnel on availing services and constraints faced (by the BESCOM personnel) while discharing their duties, respectively.

Case Studies from the Social Audit of Public Service Delivery in Karnataka

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CENTRE (PAC), Bangalore, at the instance of the Government of Karnataka, carried out a study on “Social Audit of Public Service Delivery in the state of Karnataka.”

State of India’s Cities

The project funded by IDRC-TTi, reviewed the country’s four major cities Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai to comprehend the complex forces shaping cities and to help develop and implement effective urban policies.

Transforming Karnataka into a vibrant knowledge society

The Public Affairs Centre has developed a reputation for bottom-up analyses of public delivery systems through the Citizen Report Card. The knowledge so generated has proved to be extremely useful and important to the improvement of governance systems at all levels, nationally and internationally. When we were invited to evaluate the work of the Karnataka Jnana Aayoga, PAC adopted a similar approach to obtaining feedback from planners, users and implementers of KJA’s recommendations. The opinions and ideas were validated through a detailed examination of the work and products of the KJA as evidenced from their own, as well as others’ documents.

Changing the Urban Face of Karnataka

This study has its genesis in a study Public Affairs Centre did for the Expenditure Reforms Commission, Government of Karnataka, on evaluation of three programmes – one centrally-sponsored infrastructure development programme, the Urban Infrastructure Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT), one state-funded infrastructure programme, the Mukhya Mantrigala Nagarothana Yojane (MMNY), and a centrally-sponsored urban poverty alleviation programme, the Swarna Jayanthi Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY).

Study on the contribution of the Urban Poor in Chennai

Funded by the South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), this study gathered evidence from the urban poor in Chennai on their contribution to the city economy and their demographic and income earning characteristics.

Is it Push or Pull? Evidence from migration in India

Funded by the South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), the study examined the push and pull factors in migration to understand the labour market implications of skilled versus unskilled rural-urban migration in Bangalore

The Potential of Land as a municipal financing tool, taking cases of Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata

PAC was asked by the 13th Finance Commission to study the potential of land as a municipal financing tool, in the cities of Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata. The Report was placed in the budget session and PAC was cited on the study and the reccomendations made.

Police Work Culture: A Bottom-Up Assessment

Funded by the Karnataka State Police Department, the study assessed the delivery of services at the level of police stations through random sample survey of complainants and police personnel in the state of Karnataka.