Data, Dialogue, Delivery and Ownership

Ensuring Sustainability through Participative Dynamics

Nayantara Chakravarthi
Multi Dimensions Research, India

Kalpana Kar
Kalpana Kar is Managing Member, Bangalore Agenda Task Force, India

'A country cannot develop unless one has faith in the intelligence of its people. Ariaratne


Bangalore has over 150 engineering and medical colleges and the maximum number of qualifying professional graduates every year – hence the 'knowledge capital' epithet. The citizens are largely easy going, peace loving, but enterprising too.

The city has been ranked by a recent UNDP survey as the world's fifth technology hub measured over several parameters and has over 300 software and computer firms. Home to Intel, Sun Microsystems, IBM as well as GE, Philips, Oracle Microsoft and the like, there have been enormous job opportunities in recent years.