Supporting Parliamentarians on Analysis and Research in the Constituency
Supporting Parliamentarians on Analysis and Research in the constituency (SPARC) is a flagship program of Swaniti Initiative, a non-partisan and not for profit organization that pioneers delivering development solutions to policy-makers. SPARC is a yearlong program that places an associate with a Member of Parliament (MP) to curate and support on constituency development projects. Associates work as catalysts to mobilize resources from poorly performing government schemes and programs by working through the office of the MP and activating key levers within the governmental system to make it more effective.
SPARC was launched in December 2016 with 20 associates being placed with 20 MPs spread over 15 states of India.
In phase II of the program, we plan to expand to more constituencies by June 2018.