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We have been treading a long and challenging path to work towards better quality of life and citizenship in urban India for the last 16 years. What keeps us going with greater vigour are things like these…

Both our civic technology platforms, I Change My City and I Paid A Bribe have been listed on a recent World Bank publication Civic Tech in Global South calling out the top 20 civic technology platforms for public good!

Janaagraha has also been cited in a survey by the Bridgespan Group as a case study highlighting how our Founders have consciously invested in creating the organisation’s leadership to better confront emerging challenges in the sector. The study, Building the bench at Indian NGOs: Investing to fill the Leadership Development Gap supported by Omidyar Network has surveyed approximately 250 leaders from Indian NGOs and the Indian offices of international NGOs.

This issue of Urban Canvas brings to you latest updates on our participatory budgeting work in the city. I am sure it would be very interesting for you to know about how My City My Budget is facilitating dialogue between citizens and local government agency officials in the city through Ward Sabhas.

We facilitated two Ward Sabhas in the month of August, covering Mangammanapalya and Kavalbyrasandra. You could reach out to us to organize one for your Ward too!

Your comments and inputs are invaluable to us. Please write to me at srikanth@janaagraha.org. We will keep you posted!

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Participatory Budgeting in action: Wards Sabha at Mangammanapalya and Kaval Byrasandra. Read more..

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video-web11 Following the release of the City Budgets this year, we analysed the budget allocations for each ward. We are now conducting Ward Sabhas to reach out to citizens with key insights on the budget allocated for infrastructure projects in their ward.

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