This report by Dasra is thus a timely effort toward building greater awareness on a critical subject and suggesting action-oriented solutions to it. Governance in India is constantly put in to doubt, not only the government per se, but also citizens, businesses and media have an equal role to play in nation-building. The manner in which this report succinctly pulls together the various building blocks needed to establish a strong and effective governance framework for India is very informative and thought provoking. This report highlights the work of several such non-profit organizations that are positively contributing to strengthening governance in their respective focus areas. These span a diverse range of issues -- lack of accountability and capacities within the executive, poor citizen awareness and participation, lack of platforms for active public engagement, the need for an independent and inclusive media and several others.