Who we are
ANNA is an innovative Program Implementation Organization created to improve the quality of policy implementation at grassroot level. In the last 7-8 years, a team of young professionals tested most of its ideas in different fields and locations in the country and finally established ANNA in 2022 as a foundation to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and impact of various state and national policies through Local Self Governance (spearheaded by the 73rd-74th Constitutional amendments).
Taking cue from the Local Self Government of Chola administration, ANNA Foundation comes with a unique idea of forming teams under the able leadership of Mantri Mitra (Ward members/ Parshad). These teams will work as per policy guidelines and monitor progress at regular intervals.
Through RIDE (Research, Innovation, Decentralize and Entrepreneurship) approach, ANNA will find high quality and low cost interventions to address gaps in policy implementations, and create a collection of recognised best practices, and document these interventions.
Initially, the focus areas will be Education, Health, Environment, Technology and Finance. With time, the scope will be broadened.
We are building a movement of leaders who will eliminate information asymmetry in policy implementation at grassroot.