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.
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.