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.


Citizen Monitoring of Fair Price Shops in the Public Distribution System

The Public Affairs Centre (PAC) was mandated in this project to embark on the journey to identify a standardised process of citizen monitoring of Fair Price Shop (FPS) in all the 30 districts of Karnataka to increase transparency of 180 FPSs.

Public Affairs Index-2020
Governance in the States of India (Webinar)

Public Affairs Foundation (PAF) and The Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Karnataka
Regional Branch co-hosted a webinar webinar on “Public Affairs Index 2020
Governance in the States of India”

Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2020 Summary Report

The Public Affairs Index (PAI 2020) is a scientifically rigorous, data-based framework that measures the quality of governance at the subnational level and ranks the states and Union Territories (UTs) of India on a Composite Index (CI). States are classified into two categories- large and small- using population as the criteria.

Enhancing School Management Outcomes: Community Ownership and Social accountability

The purpose of this report is to define the problems afflicting public school management in Karnataka and to provide solutions from the perspective of a community.

COVID – 19
Plan for Restarting Economic Activities and Guidelines for Social Life Post Lockdown – 4.0 Recommendations to the Government of Karnataka

As we begin the month-long lockdown 5.0, the focus has shifted to Unlock 1.0.

COVID – 19 A Macroeconomic Management Plan Recommendations to the Government of Karnataka

This report is for the Government of Karnataka to provide broad data-based predictive analysis of the economic fiscal stress that the COVID- 19 pandemic and its after effects will exert on the state.

COVID–19 Contingency Plan and a Phased Lockdown Exit Strategy – Second Report

This is the second updated contingency plan and lockdown exit strategy developed for the Government of Karnataka by the Centre for Open Data Research (CODR), the analytics arm of the Public Affairs Centre.

COVID – 19 Contingency Plan and a Phased Lockdown Exit Strategy Recommendations to the GoK

This contingency plan and lockdown exit strategy is meant to serve as a guidance document to assist the state government in evidence-based decision making in its ongoing COVID 19 response.

Interim Evaluation of KGMSDC Project – Final Report

Assessment of Karnataka-German Technical Training Institute [KGTTI] as Model Multi Skill Development Centres

The interim evaluation of the KGMSDC project presented in this report uses parameters such as inclusiveness, relevance, expectations, convergence and service delivery to…

MGNREGS Summary Report

The study, titled “India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS): Has it Impacted poverty?”, was undertaken in the Chitradurga district in the state of Karnataka, with the focus being on two critical objectives…

PAI 2019 (Report) explores governance in the states as a broad process that can potentially democratise development, expand economic and social opportunities and contribute in significant ways towards a more sustainable and equitable growth path for India.
Implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin: A Brief Evaluation Implemented with the help of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the thrust was on working towards influencing behaviour changes in the community to foster better and sustainable sanitation practices.
PAI 2019 at a Glance – Measuring the quality of governance poses a challenge. To address this, PAC pioneered and developed an evidence-based, data-driven framework to rank states on governance. This framework, the Public Affairs Index (PAI), besides adding to the discourse on governance, enables measurement of the quality of governance.
As part of the study’s communication strategy, a dissemination National Workshop was held in Bengaluru. The Workshop had over 25 participants who represented academics, government, NGOs, CSOs and other relevant institutions.
As part of the Southern Voice State of the SDGs Initiative, the Public Affairs Centre explored the barriers to and enablers for the participation of women in India’s workforce. The study titled, “Will women be a part of India’s future workforce? The quest for sustainable and inclusive development”, presents an India case study, examining the causes for the declining female labour force participation rate (FLFPR) in the country and its policy implications.
This report provides a road map to the Government of Karnataka to establish an institutional framework for an Overseas Employment Pathway (OEP) that can enable skilled and trained women and men from the state to access overseas employment opportunities.
The sustainable financing is a project envisaged by the Directorate of Municipal authority to study the existing scenario of revenue optimisation and mobilisation in the Urban Local Bodies of Karnataka done by a consortium of 4 different organisations including PAC, Janagragha, Indian Institute of Human Settlements and ISEC.
PAI 2018 report is similar to the earlier PAI reports; however, the 2018 edition comprised of 10 broad themes, 30 focus subjects and a gamut of 100 indicators. In addition, the report includes a special chapter on the Children of India that describes in detail the various issues concerning our most vulnerable citizens- the children of India.
The 2017 edition of PAI was similar to the 2016 edition and had 10 themes, 26 focus subjects and 82 indicators. This edition, however also included a new study on Inequality, which focused on the extent of the gap existing between the various strata of society from an economic, social and gender perspectives.
The first edition of PAI ranked the states of India on the basis of 10 broad themes, spread across 25 focus subjects and focusing on 68 individual indicators. The report also incorporated a study on Sentiment Analysis.
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.
2016-PMGSY Report: PAC’s Report on “Citizen‟s Monitoring of Rural Road Construction under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in seven states – Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Assam, Orissa and Karnataka” funded by NRRDA

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
An Assessment of BESCOM Services 2013
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
Citizens Fighting Corruption
PAC IDRC project on the State of India’s Cities
Social Audit of Public Service Delivery in Karnataka
Changing the Urban face of Karnataka
Social Audit of Public Service Delivery in 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
Decentralised Service Delivery in Panchayats
Indias Citizen Charter
Assessment of Citizen Centres in Tamil Nadu
Greater Bangalore Governance Options
India’s Citizen Charter
Benchmarking Bangalore’s Public Services
Public Services in Hubli – Dharwad
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
Wanted : An Enabling Industrial Environment In Karnataka
Road quality report- PAC’s report on Monitoring the Quality of Road Works- A Citizen’s Guide
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