The suggestions I mentioned in my last blog on how to reduce corruption in the Registration Department, which registers deeds and documents relating to transactions in land and other immovable property, were based on a simple application of the Klitgaard formula. This was: Corruption equals Monopoly plus Discretion, minus Accountability. However, I also said that … Continue reading "The Increasing Problem of Private Sector Corruption"
Location: New Delhi with travel Status: Full-time Deadline: 25 June 2019 About Accountability Initiative We are a research group which works on strengthening transparency and accountability in governance. We identify and analyse the reasons that work against efficient public services delivery in India. We provide evidence to policymakers, development practitioners, academics, the media and the … Continue reading "Research Associate"
Informal mediation peopled by brokers, touts, middlemen has over the years embedded itself within public service delivery. Even as they are not within the government system, brokers have come to play an important role, and have reshaped it. The Municipality of Delhi is no exception. Who are these people, and how do broker practices impact … Continue reading "Brokering Public Service Delivery in Delhi"
Vastav is a Research Associate at CPR’s Accountability Initiative. He is currently working on tracking budgetary and policy commitments for National Rural Drinking Water Programme and part of a study on analysing financial instruments and identifying effective ways to improve the management of water resources between Union and States. He is also interested in public … Continue reading "Vastav Irava"
The year 2018 witnessed several milestones for us. Among them was the 10th year of Accountability Initiative and a change of leadership from Yamini Aiyar to Avani Kapur. Through our research, we continued to deepen understanding of key sectors, engaged the public and built the understanding of existing and future administrators. At AI, we see … Continue reading "Accountability Initiative in 2018"