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A Testimony to Integrity in Procurement at Shivasamudram

This blog is part of a series. The first blog can be found here. The Shivasamudram project became a truly international one in terms of supplies. While the electric plant came from the United States, the hydraulic plant came from Switzerland, the penstock pipes from Scotland, the insulators from Italy and the timber for the … Continue reading "A Testimony to Integrity in Procurement at Shivasamudram"

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7 Events that Kept Us Busy from Aug-Sep

  Our work does not stop at dissemination of evidence gathered from our research. Rather, we view evidence building as an enabler of informed conversations and action on Responsive Governance, to assist in the creation of a public system that is accountable to the people in letter and spirit. Below is a curation of the … Continue reading "7 Events that Kept Us Busy from Aug-Sep"

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What it Took to Construct India’s First Hydroelectric Power Station

Last week, I described the procurement process for the construction of the first hydroelectric power station built in India, at Shivasamudram in Karnataka, in the last years of the 19th Century. In this blog, I look at the complex government negotiations for constructing the station. Even as the necessary approvals were secured for the selection … Continue reading "What it Took to Construct India’s First Hydroelectric Power Station"

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Centrally Sponsored Schemes: An Instrument for Financing Development

30/08/2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Since 2010, Accountability Initiative has been studying the design and processes of key social welfare programmes, specifically Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs). CSSs are specific purpose schemes designed by the Union government and implemented by states. Over time they have become the primary way in which the Government of India promotes development initiatives pan-country, and have [...]

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Rakesh Swami

Rakesh is part of the PAISA team in Rajasthan. His primary focus is  ensuring smooth implementation of the PAISA survey plan for the state, networking with various stakeholders  on field, along with other administrative activities. Prior to working at AI, he was with the Government of Rajasthan at the Department of Economics and Statistics, Shahbad … Continue reading "Rakesh Swami"