Good Governance

While India has long had the concept of villagers participating in local government through panchayats, these structures have rarely served their purpose. With rampant corruption and officials wielding unquestioned authority, underprivileged Indians rarely have access to the resources allocated to them. IDRF’s strategic programs are building productive, honest relationships between local officials and poor rural and tribal people who are usually the most exploited members of society. Better local governance means greater success in all development projects, because it smooths the way for marginalized people to advocate for themselves.

The following table contains IDRF’s current NGO-partners working on programs about good governance. Click on each NGO to learn more:

NGO Project Title Location
Janaagraha IPaidABribe & IChangeMyCity Karnataka/pan-India
Transparency International Pahal Bihar