It would be interesting to be there and see how the dynamics are. Is it the government coming to the people to distribute information and listen to comments, i.e. in the same way that would have happened under the Panchayat system. Or is it the people demanding effectiveness and efficiency from a government that is largely unaccountable?
If the World Bank were serious about local accountability, they would instead of these small activities, pressure the government to carry out local elections, elections that have not been held for over a decade.