While the quality of essential public services provided in India is weak, citizens too are often unable to hold the state accountable for such lapses. Accountability Initiative’s Learning and Development lead Rajika Seth talks about Hum aur Hamaari Sarkaar, a first of its kind course to build the capacity of Civil Society Organisations and grassroots … Continue reading "Accountability Initiative launches new learning course on governance"
This blog is part of a series on the rollout and progress of e-Governance in India. Any discussion on e-Governance is peppered with tired, self-evident assertions, which mostly focus on why e-Governance is so necessary. Attend any conference on e-Governance and the presentations, whether by government officers or those who collaborate with them, will dwell for long … Continue reading "Attitudes that block e-Governance"
एक नये साल के शुरुआत में आपका स्वागत है! इससे पहले कि 2018 पूरे जोश व उल्लास के साथ शुरू हो जाये, हम आपको 2017 में अपनी गतिविधियों से परिचित कराना चाहते हैं। इस वर्ष की मुख्य उपलब्धि यह है कि ए.आई. ने बढ़ चढ़ कर ज़मीनी स्तर पर शासन व्यवस्था में अपना योगदान दिया। … Continue reading "2017 में Accountability Initiative"
To digitise aspects of public facilities for the privileged is not hard – they have ready access to multiple bank accounts, are web literate, and possess the latest smartphones for instant connectivity. For the poor and marginalised, who depend on government assistance, digitisation presents a different challenge. In rural Bihar, one of the poorest regions … Continue reading "Digitising Welfare: Some Lessons from Rural Bihar"
Welcome to the start of a brand new year! Before 2018 begins in full swing, we bring you highlights of our activities in 2017. The year marked AI’s increasing contribution to on-ground governance practices. From policymakers, journalists and aspiring development practitioners to field workers implementing critical welfare schemes, we held no holds barred conversations where … Continue reading "Accountability Initiative in 2017: The Year Gone By"