PAI 2021: the State wins 7th place overall

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Karnataka fell to seventh in the 2021 Public Affairs Index with a score of 0.121. He was in fourth position last year.

The sixth edition of PAI was released on Friday. In addition to examining governance performance in the context of sustainable development defined by the pillars of equity, growth and sustainability, PAI 2021 also presents an analysis of five programs sponsored by the Center that contribute to the metrics. key development programs in health, education and livelihoods (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee program, national health mission, integrated child development services, Samagra Siksha Abhiyan and lunch program).

The report also includes a ranking of states based on their performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of a Delta analysis measuring year-over-year performance and a cluster analysis of States.

According to the IAP 2021, Karnataka has dropped four places and is in 16th place on the equity pillar. This despite a positively moderate performance in the pillars of growth and sustainability. Karnataka is sixth in growth and fourth in sustainability.

Samridhi Pandey, Program Manager, Public Affairs Center (PAC), who presented the study and analysis, said that due to the relative ranking, other states outperformed Karnataka, which performed very well in health issues by focusing more on allocating resources to fight the pandemic. .

The report shows that states that have become top performers in the COVID-19 response index have performed better in the growth pillar under the Sustainable Development Goals that address health and well-being. , which justifies their performance under the theme of ‘containment’.

Four of the top five positions in the index are occupied by the southern states. Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh occupy the top three places due to their consistent performance in both pillars, while Karnataka ranks fifth due to its moderately good performance in the preparation theme.

A. Ravindra, President of PAC, announced that Kerala had become the best performing country in the category of “large states”, Sikkim among “small states” and Pondicherry in “Union territory”. “When we think about the world we live in today, it’s hard to overlook the fact that deepening income inequality is the major challenge of our time. This is especially true in the context of the most severe pandemic the world has faced in 100 years. While states have responded to a substantial extent, and we should be rightfully proud as a society, we remain a work in progress. The true measure of a society’s progress is not measured at its top, but at its base. This is precisely what the PAI 2021 demonstrates, ”he said.

G. Gurucharan, Director, PAC, said PAI 2021 provides state-specific rationale for strategic interventions to invest in sectors and spaces most in need of assistance. “Using data analysis, he argues that the most sensible investment thesis for each state is one that focuses on development deficits that take longer and are more difficult to build,” he said. -he adds.


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