Through a collaborative approach that will leverage both Janaagraha's and local expertise in governance reforms (what we refer to in Janaagraha as "City-Systems") and leverage the expertise of city-level partners in city-specific reform agendas and relationships, the proposed 'City-Systems Reform Network' will focus on the 23 largest Indian cities* covered in Janaagraha's Annual Survey of India's City-Systems survey to engage political and administrative decision makers at the city/state level, and advocate and implement reform agendas to improve urban governance and through that quality of life.
The proposed network shall use the findings and related data from the ASICS survey to:
The deliverables for the Network would be as under:
The Network for City-Systems Reforms is being envisaged as an equal partnership between Janaagraha and city/state level organisations. As part of this partnership, Janaagraha will share all its knowledge, models and products free of cost to partners and undertake capacity building sessions, and partners will utilize the same, leverage their expertise and experience in their particular cities/state of operations, engage with city and state level political and administrative leaders and civil society to drive reforms to city governance. High-level roles and responsibilities envisaged are given below. The relationship between Janaagraha and the network partner will be formalized through a formal Memorandum of Understanding. Network partners will also be provided partial grant support, of an amount decided by Janaagraha, for the duration of the MoU if necessary. However, for the NCSR to achieve its stated long-term objectives, all network partners, including Janaagraha, will need to actively work together to fund-raise and seek long-term philanthropic support.
A broad list of roles and responsibilities that Janaagraha and the network partner will fulfill are listed below.