TTI Phase 2 Institutional Support: Public Affairs Centre

This funding will enhance the Public Affairs Centre's (PAC) role as a credible public policy institution in India by strengthening its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research. About the Public Affairs Centre PAC is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization committed to improving the quality of governance in India by promoting citizens' active engagement. PAC's research activities are organized under two main themes: public policy and participatory governance. PAC receives its funding from the Think Tank Initiative (TTI). Stronger independent policy research institutions TTI is a multi-funder program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions, or think tanks, in developing countries. The program aims to enhance their ability to provide sound research that informs and influences policy. This second TTI phase (2014?2019) will fund 43 institutions, helping them consolidate their role as credible development actors in their countries, and in some cases, regionally and internationally. For PAC, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement. Better research, performance, and engagement Through this support over the next 4.5 years, the Public Affairs Centre is expected to -establish itself as a primary resource centre, with a strong team of researchers and a robust research quality assurance system -achieve broader visibility and influence by expanding collaborative research partnerships, alliances, and networks with national governments and international partners working on similar research issues -establish a peer reviewed standard for use by non-profit organizations, including think tanks.

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Project status


End Date

Thursday, July 4, 2019


54 months

IDRC Officer

Seema Bhatia-Panthaki

Total funding

CA$ 880,000




Think Tank Initiative

Project Leader

R Suresh


[name of the Executive Director] for and on behalf of the Public Affairs Centre

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