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Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (JCCD)

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All India

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Law, Civic and advocacy issues

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Janaagraha is based in Bangalore, India. It seeks to improve quality of life in urban India by fixing the country’s ‘City Systems’ – laws, policies, institutions, and governance frameworks that directly underlie quality of life. As an organisation it works with both citizens and government to catalyse this systemic change using three scale models – Partnerships, Platforms, and Policies. Its work is guided by the City Systems Framework which provides the blueprint for world class cities through its four dimensions: Urban Planning & Design; Urban Capacities & Resources; Empowered & Legitimate Political Representation; Transparency, Accountability & Participation.


Memoranda of Understanding with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) Mussorie, to create better bureaucrats and Election Commission of India (ECI), to improve urban voter rolls. It is working with office of Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) of India to establish a Performance Reporting Framework for Urban Local Bodies and with Bangalore City Police to run community policing across all seven divisions of Bangalore.