Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Janaagraha-Brown Citizenship Index (JB-CI) Report released

December 17, 2014

The Janaagraha-Brown Citizenship Index (JB-CI) Report has garnered international media attention since its release on Tuesday. The report is based on a survey of more than 4000 Bangaloreans, and seeks to understand the quality of citizenship in urban India and evaluate the provision of civic, political, and social rights of citizens. The report is coauthored by Siddharth Swaminathan of Azim Premji University, and Patrick Heller and Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University, and done in collaboration with Janaagraha, one of our key partner organizations in India

Check out the media coverage of the newly released study on civic engagement in Bangalore:

"Bengaluru votes and forgets, says survey" - The Times of India

"We need to think about state's accountability between polls: Varshney" - Business Standard

"City flunks in citizenship index study" - Bangalore Mirror

"Level of citizen engagement low in city, says Janaagraha report" - Bangalore Central

Read the full report here.