Governance in India

“Addressing governance issues is important because whichever silo you work in, be it education, sanitation, food or health, you would eventually hit the governance deficit,” says Rohini Nilekani. To make progress on most of India’s development challenges, it is essential to ensure governance that is open, accountable, participatory, inclusive and responsive to the needs of all Indians – across the continuum of policymaking to the delivery of services on the ground. Within this context, Dasra has highlighted critical areas of giving to strengthen the governance landscape in India.


Causes

Learn about causes that deserve urgent attention in India and leading social organizations spearheading transformation on the ground.
  • Tipping the Scales: Strengthening Access to Justice in India

    Access to justice for all is not just an end in itself but is also an enabler for good governance in a democracy. Tipping the Scales: Strengthening Systems for Access to Justice in India maps and presents solutions to the spectrum of issues that obstruct universal access to justice in India.

  • Improving Governance in India

    “Addressing governance issues is important because whichever silo you work in, be it education, sanitation, food or health, you would eventually hit the governance deficit,” says Rohini Nilekani. Dasra’s report, Good to Great highlights key challenges and solutions in the area of governance, and...

  • Leveraging mobiles for governance

    Mobile technology is being used to monitor elections, optimize traffic, discourage corruption, encourage citizen participation, pay bills and democratize media. With close to a billion mobile connections and a Digital India campaign to connect every village by 2020, India’s mobile revolution...


Insights

Gain perspective on emerging discussions shaping the development landscape in India.
  • Voting Counts

    Voting Counts provides an overview of governance-related issues that India faces today. The paper intends to initiate much-needed dialogue and greater engagement on election reform.