The developments within Andhra Pradesh have been the subject of much discussion in print as well as at different public fora. The government of Andhra Pradesh itself has been providing documents detailing its goals and reports of its achievements. What is missing however, is a continual, critical and comprehensive assessment of the impact that the various policies of the government have had on the social sector in the state and on the vulnerable sections in particular. The Andhra Pradesh Social Watch (AP Social Watch) was formed with the explicit purpose of understanding and analysing the state government’s policies for their impact on different social groups.

"Rethinking Priorities: Making Policies as if People Matter", AP Social Watch Report, ed. by Rekha Pappu