CUTS has been working in the area of enhancing transparency and accountability at all levels of governance through increased people’s participation using various methods, tools and techniques. Its approach to strengthening ‘good governance’, has primarily been two-pronged:
- increasing people’s participation at various levels of governance and implementation of policies/laws/rules;
- assessment of the effectiveness of policies/institutions/government departments, implementation of welfare schemes/programmes etc. in achieving developmental as well as institutional outcomes
Given the importance and relevance of ‘good governance’ in contemporary discourses on social and economic development, CUTS intends to venture into new areas of governance in addition to consolidating its existing approach.