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Public Affairs Foundation (PAF) is a not for profit company  registered under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act and its policies and programmes are guided by an eminent Board of Directors. The Foundation is a knowledge based organization committed to improving quality of public governance by providing advisory services and customized knowledge products for promoting  social accountability.

The Foundation draws its inspiration and conceptual strength from the pioneering interventions and experiences of Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore, India, which developed and perfected a variety of social accountability tools such as the Citizen Report Cards (CRC) on Public Services, Road Quality Monitoring System.

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Citizen Report Card

CRC is a simple and credible tool to provide systematic feedback to public agencies about various quantitative and qualitative aspects of their performance.   Learn More


The Board of Directors and, current and former staff of Public Affairs Foundation, Bangalore
mourn the demise of their
Founder and Chairman
Padma Shri Dr Samuel Paul Dr Samuel Paul - Obituary

Your vision and passion for good governance, and the work ethic and wisdom you shared with us till the very end, will continue to be an inspiration to us. We rededicate ourselves to the cause you loved so dearly. This will be our tribute to the extraordinary teacher and mentor that you were.