Lok Satta - A Movement for Democratic Reforms in India

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Case Length : 14 Pages
Period : 1977-2004
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Lok Satta
Industry : -
Countries : India


The case is about the origin and objectives of Lok Satta, a movement organized for creating good governance practices in India.

It explains the conditions suitable for the organisation's growth, the organization structure, the campaigns it has undertaken and their impact.

Lok Satta made a modest beginning and went on to become one of the leading organized movements in the country.

The case also deals with how Lok Satta differentiated itself from other NGOs, how it partnered with other NGOs, and how it managed public opinion.

Coming out with solutions, rather than being a part of the problem, Lok Satta added a new dimension to the reforms debate. The case ends with a note on Lok Satta's plans to surge ahead in the future. The case tries to integrate the vision and voice of Lok Satta associates with the organization's activities.


How an organization committed to its objectives can bring about perceivable changes in the social milieu by fulfilling the unmet needs of individuals in the realm of governance reforms.

The need to evolve tools for effectively communicating the organisation's objective to stakeholders.

The role of partnerships in increasing the impact of a societal movement. 

How an organization can engage its stakeholders in co-creation of an organisation's activities, charting the organization's future, etc. 


  Page No.
People Power   1
Background Note   1
Organisation of Lok Satta   3
The Movement   5
Uniqueness of Lok Satta   8
Looking Ahead 10
Exhibits 11


Case, Lok Satta, Jayaprakash Narayan, Democratic Reforms, Andhra Pradesh, Decentralization of Power, The Human Development Index (HDI), Social Entrepreneurship, Janabalam, Praja Ballot, 'People's Watch' Movement, Swarajya Movement, Election Watch, Janadesh Movement, Governance Reforms, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

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