Anode Governance Lab


Anode Governance Lab

Sectors: Rural Governance, Organizational Development

Services: Strategy Consulting, Project Advisory Services, Organizational Development.


Anode Governance Lab (AGL) is a Bangalore-based organisation that works towards strengthening governance, enabling public institutions to function effectively. AGL aims to shape the approach for building effective local governments, both rural and urban, and other institutions. This will enable deeper democratic processes and improve delivery of services.

AGL’s institution-building efforts leverage organization development (OD) principles which adopt a systemic view of change. They also consider members of the institution as participants and not recipients of change.

They partner with professionals from different disciplines, as well as with government and non-government organizations that are committed to sustainable change processes through effective institutions.

What Inspired Us To Work Together:

  • They use a holistic approach for institution building that is rooted in extensive research of internal mechanisms of organizations and the external environments that affect them.
  • AGL has been working with rural local government institutions since 2011. Their journey started in Karnataka with an intensive 3-year action research project. For this project, they worked on the assumption that effective rural local governments (Gram Panchayats) would be able to address the persistent gaps in service delivery at the last mile.
  • They formalised the Gram Panchayat Organization Development (GPOD) framework, which was subsequently selected as the foundation for an innovation project by the Union Ministry of Panchayat Raj, under the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) program.

How We Helped: Communications, Project Management, Partnerships


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