Our Collaborators

SAFAR works with government, peoples’ campaigns, movements and civil society organizations to ground and expand the scope of social accountability in different spheres of governance. This mode of facilitation allows us to bring people from government and civil society with complementary strengths together in order to co-produce institutions and mechanisms of social accountability. We believe that the means are as important as the ends and by playing the role of an independent facilitator that brings government and civil society groups together to further a common agenda of social accountability we hope to contribute to the discipline of social accountability itself, in theory and practice.

Our collaborators include:

Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS)

A workers and peasants organization based in Rajasthan that has been a part of the non-party political process in India since 1990. It has led the campaign for the Right to Information Act and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

The Thma u Rangli Juki (TUR)

A progressive peoples group in Meghalaya that works on promoting right to equality and justice for all

Grameena Kooli Karmikara Sangathane (GRAKOOS)

Based in Raichur, Karnataka, GRAKOOS works on issues on ensuring that citizens access their rights to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and other rights based welfare schemes

National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation for Construction Labour (NCC-CL)

A national network of major unions and organizations working on promoting the rights of construction workers. The NCC-CL led the public campaign for the passage of the Building and other Construction Workers’ Act

Soochna Evum Rozgar Adhikar Abhiyan

A consortium of more than 80 movements, campaigns, NGOs and activists of Rajasthan that works on issues of transparency, public accountability and access to rights

Pension Parishad

A network of more than 100 organizations and groups across twenty states, advocating for universal old age pension and the right to a dignified pension

National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI)

A national campaign of RTI activists and groups set up to protect and strengthen the citizens’ right to information

NREGA Sangharsh Morcha

National platform of workers collectives, unions, organizations and individuals engaged in public action on the NREGA

Peoples Action for Employment Guarantee (PAEG)

A coalition of peoples’ organizations, activists, journalists, lawyers and academicians that came together to advocate for a right to employment guarantee, and now attempts to play the role of a coalition exercising oversight on its implementation on the ground

School for Democracy (SFD)

Based in Rajasthan the SFD promotes the development of effective tools of political education for strengthening our participatory democracy

Citizens’ Voluntary Initiative For The City Of Bangalore (CIVIC)

Based in Bengaluru, CIVIC works on strengthening processes of urban governance, decentralization and citizen participation

Tata Institute for Social Sciences

Public Research University

Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI)

Associated with the Anusandhan Trust, SATHI is based in Pune, Maharashtra and works on health rights issues, through partnerships and facilitates advocacy at the local, district, state and national levels.

Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana (RGMVP)

Works on organizing women in rural Uttar Pradesh into community institutions to promote financial inclusion, health care, livelihood enhancement and access to NREGA

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)

Works on empowering marginalized communities in information dark regions to access, consume and produce information online using digital interventions and ICT tools

Population Foundation of India (PFI)

An NGO that promotes and advocates for the effective formulation and implementation of population, health and development strategies and policies. It hosts the Secretariat for the Advisory Group on Community Action under the National Health Mission

Publish What You Pay

A global campaign devoted to building an open and accountable extractive industry

Environics Trust

Works directly with marginalized communities such as those in the mountain regions, tribes and communities adversely affected by mining and industrialization to empower them to access their rights and facilitate due process

Foundation for Ecological Security

Based in Anand, Gujarat it works towards ecological restoration and conservation of land and water resources in ecologically fragile, degraded and marginalized regions of the country through collective efforts of the village community

Department of E-Governance, Government of Karnataka

Tribal Development Department, Government of Maharashtra

Department of Information & Technology, Government of Rajasthan

Department of Labour, Government of Rajasthan

MGNREGA Department, Government of Rajasthan

Department of Planning and Programme Implementation, Government of Meghalaya

Social Audit Unit of Kerala

Social Audit Unit of Chhattisgarh

Social Audit Unit of Meghalaya