We are delighted to share that our endeavor to advocate for a city-systems approach for the challenges facing our cities, has received a shot in the arm. The recently released Economic Survey 2016-17, a principal document on the state of the economy in a financial year, has cited data from Janaagraha’s Annual Survey India’s City Systems (ASICS 2015) survey. The Economic Survey has used this data in a chapter on cities: From Competitive Federalism to Competitive Sub-Federalism: Cities as Dynamos, to establish a strong correlation between quality of service delivery and quality of governance.
We believe this will give a significant fillip to our efforts to bring the systemic challenges facing our cities to the centre stage. With the help of data from Janaagraha’s Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems, the Economic Survey has established the need for building urban capacities, specifically staffing and capital expenditure in our cities to deliver good quality of services to citizens.
ASICS, which has been providing an objective basis to evaluate the quality of governance in our cities, bringing out deep systemic flaws, is due for the release of its fourth edition on the 3rd March 2017.
Do read on for other program updates from our end and let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you.
Chief Executive Officer
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