Srikanth Viswanathan

About Srikanth Viswanathan
  • CEO, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy

Srikanth is Chief Executive Officer of Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy. Srikanth joined Janaagraha in 2011 in the municipal finance program and prior to this role was head of the advocacy and reforms department.

Srikanth is one of India’s leading practitioners of city governance reforms and municipal finance reforms in India, particularly on the application of systems thinking to reform agendas in cities. He works closely with the senior leadership in central and state governments (Minister/Secretary to Government) to shape and implement long-term reforms to city governance. He has been a member of the NITI Aayog’s (Government of India’s think-tank) expert group on urban governance, and a member of the Committee on Accounting Standards for Local Bodies of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for over four years. Srikanth writes regularly in leading English-language dailies, is a speaker at leadership programs for IAS officers at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and a visiting faculty at leadership programs for development sector leaders.

He has been an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for over fifteen years and prior to joining Janaagraha worked in banking (Standard Chartered Bank) and audit (KPMG).


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Social finance is shifting from mobilizing resources through innovative fundraising to ensuring social and environmental impact through market-based instruments. The International Labour Organization estimates that the pool of capital market assets is expected to increase to more than USD 100…Read More

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