The J-ARP Team invited Dr Yogendra Yadav from Centre for Study of Developing Societies to exchange ideas and thoughts on research methodology in urban research studies. With initial inputs from Dr Yadav, the research team gears up to develop a robust methodology for Citizenship Index study in Hyderabad.
The Janaagraha Applied Research Programme (J-ARP) is a core programme of Janaagraha which engages in action-oriented research activities to further Janaagraha’s advocacy and grassroots objectives. It brings together various urban research stakeholders, to promote awareness of the need for increased and sustained urban research in India.
The India Urban Conference
The India Urban Conference [IUC] 2011 is a four-part series of events designed to raise the salience of urban challenges and opportunities in the on- going debate on India's development. It brings together multiple stakeholders from across the country to understand the transformation of urban Indian economically, socially, politically, ecologically and culturally. The IUC seeks to create an open-frame 'space' for a multi-level dialogue on applied research to inform policy, practice and civil society action.
The Citizenship Index
The Citizenship Index is Janaagraha’s flagship research study to measure and understand the quality of citizenship. It draws a correlation between civic literacy and civic engagement, thereby informing the design of Janaagraha’s various citizen-facing initiatives and contributing to existing literature in the field. The initial study has been presented at the international conference at Yale University titled- Urban India: Historical Processes and Contemporary Change. The abstract of the paper can be found here