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We are a research group which works on strengthening transparency and accountability in governance which is responsive to citizen need. We do this through evidence-based research on state capabilities and factors affecting efficient public services delivery in India. 


We provide the evidence to policymakers, development practitioners, academics, the media and  work on increasing citizen engagement in policy making and implementation.

Our vision is to enable Responsive Governance. We believe this can be achieved if institutions are designed in a transparent and accountable manner and are responsive to citizen demands, and an informed and mobilised citizenry which can draw upon these platforms.


Our mission is to increase both through research and dialogue.

We are a part of the Centre for Policy Research, one of India’s leading public policy think tanks.

This website has been made possible by inputs from the Accountability Initiative PAISA field teams (Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan). It has been produced in-house by our strategic communications, operations and research staff.

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