Mandakini Devasher Surie
The field notes in this series seek to document accountability mechanisms built into key government programs for service delivery. These include programs such as the National Rural Health Mission, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme, Public Distribution System and others.The current note examines the functioning of Rogi Kalyan Samitis under the National Rural Health Mission. Read more »
The field notes in this series seek to document accountability mechanisms built into key government programs for service delivery. Read more »
AI in the news: Mandakini Devasher Surie assesses RTI as a tool for NGO Accountability. Click on to read the full article.
Social accountability mechanisms can contribute to improved governance, increased development effectiveness through better service delivery, and citizen empowerment. However, critical to the success of Social Accountability initiatives is civil society and state capacities, and the synergy between the two. Ultimately, the effectiveness and sustainability of social accountability mechanisms is improved when they are “institutionalized”. Read more »
This brief provides an information analysis of a sample of RTI applications filed with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
This brief provides a comparative analysis of Information Commissions in six countries– Canada, India, Ireland, Mexico, Slovenia and the United Kingdom– with a specific focus on the system of selection and appointments of Information Commissioners.
This brief examines the proactive disclosure of information or Section 4 under the Right to Information Act 2005 and highlights best practices in information disclosure from Mexico.
This brief analyses the structure and impact of decentralisation in three countries - Bolivia, Switzerland and Uganda.
This brief examines the state of administrative decentralisation in India and the extent to which states have devolved the 3Fs (functions, funds and functionaries) to Panchayats.
This brief examines the ability of decentralisation to promote inclusive governance through a focus on research on the impact of Gram Sabhas and Reservations on people’s participation.