The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is presently collaborating with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for preparing the Master Plan for Delhi 2041 (MPD 2041) as an Enabling Strategic Plan. As part of this exercise, NIUA intends to commission detailed studies in specific subject areas of interest to develop a comprehensive understanding of respective sectors.
Delhi has experienced rapid demographic and economic growth in the last couple of decades and emerged as a major regional and global economic centre and an important employment centre for the surrounding region and the country as a whole. As part of the strategic planning exercise being undertaken for MPD-2041, it will be critical to understand the overall trends in demography, economy and employment and estimate the likely future characteristics, volume and directions of growth. The three aspects are intrinsically linked to each other and will have to be studied in conjunction, through a mix of secondary data analysis, projections and estimations, secondary research of existing literature/papers on these aspects for Delhi, as well as short industry surveys and discussions with key stakeholders. Through this RfP, NIUA wishes to appoint a reputed and experienced academic and/or research institution with expertise in population studies, economics and statistics to undertake such a detailed study for Delhi.