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  • Municipal Bonds Letter
    Incentive to ULB covered under AMRUT for Issuance of Municipal Bonds., 2018.

    Attached is a letter issued by the AMRUT Division at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to all the Principal Secretaries of states and UTs for incentivizing the ULBs covered under the AMRUT missionfor issuance of Municipal Bonds. 

    The Ministry intends to incentivize upto 10 ULBs...

  • Economic Survey 2017-18
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    Economic Survey 2017-18, Annexure
    Economic Survey 2017-18. New Delhi, India: Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2018.

    some of the many questions this Survey 2017- 18 discusses are: Can we expect the current investment slowdown to reverse quickly based on understanding other countries’ experience? Do second and third tier of governments collect the direct taxes that they are empowered to, and if not, what does...

  • Municipal Finance Case Study Pune
    Kumar, Kunal, Ulka Kalaskar, Kunal Mandwale, and Prasad Thakur. Pune’s Pathbreaking Success in the Municipal Bond Market: A Case Study. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This book is an attempt to consolidate and share Pune Municipal Corporation’s experiences and learnings from one of its seminal endeavors, namely, the launch of India’s largest municipal bonds program envisaged to continue for the next 15 years. Through this publication, I take the opportunity...

  • Pune SCM
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    Pune SCM
    Pune Towards Smart City., 2018.

    Pune Smart City has complied 3 volumes compiling the status before Smart City Program intervention, in different sectors where the Municipal Corporation functions. It further gives the interventions and theri impacts through these interventions.

  • CSR in India
    CSR in India-Numbers Do Add up. NGOBOX, 2018.

    This report ‘CSR in India: The Numbers Do Add Up’ is an effort to bring forth the big picture of CSR fund flow in India and catalyse CSR partnership for ‘better impacts’. The report covers the big 500 companiesof India, largely listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock...

  • Urban Development of India
    Shenvi, Apoorva, and Ron H. Slangen. Enabling Smart Urban Redevelopment in India through Floor Area Ratio Incentives. Asian Development Bank, 2018.

    Urbanization in India is expected to peak in 2050. The Smart Cities Mission was launched in 2015 to transform and improve livability in urban areas in the country.

    Rapid urbanization puts tremendous stress on Indian cities. In the last 2 decades, India’s urban population...

  • State Finances
    State Finances a Study of Budgets Of 2017-18 And 2018-19. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), 2018.

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) brings out an annual publication entitled “State Finances: A Study of Budgets” which analyses the fiscal position of state governments on the basis of primary state level data. In a break from the past, this issue eliminates the lag in data availability by...

  • Reforming
    Cadot, Olivier, Michael J. Ferrantino, Julien Gourdon, and José-Daniel Reyes. Reforming Non-Tariff Measures : From Evidence to Policy Advice. The World Bank Group, 2018.

    High levels of trade costs persist in the world trading system, despite recent progress in tariff reduction, trade facilitation, and logistics. At least some of these costs can be attributed to non-tariff measures (NTMs), policies imposed by governments other than ordinary customs duties which...

  • Digital Payments: Trends, Issues and Opportunities

    A Committee on Digital Payments was constituted by Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance in August 2016 under my Chairmanship to inter-alia recommend medium term measures of promotion of Digital Payments Ecosystem in the country. The Committee submitted its final report to Hon’ble...

  • SDG Report
    Confederation of Indian Industries(CII), and NITI Aayog, Government of India. Indian Solutions for the World to Achieve SDGs. Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), 2018.

    CII has entered into a partnership with NITI Aayog on SDGs. This initiative aims to showcase the efforts of Indian businesses to the Government and the UN, increase awareness amongst industry, share best practices and build a tracking mechanism for further improvising industry engagement to...

  • State investment Potential
    The NCAER State Investment Potential Index., 2018.

    NCAER-State Investment Potential Index or N-SIPI is an evidence-based index that combines published secondary data on key relevant parameters with an extensive industry survey conducted by NCAER across twenty states and the Union Territory of Delhi. The Index is designed to provide a systematic...

  • The New Physics of Financial Services – How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem

    Artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing the physics of financial services. It is weakening the bonds that have held together the component parts of incumbent financial institutions, opening the door to entirely new operating models and ushering in a new set of competitive dynamics that...

  • Child Development
    Arriagada, Maria, Jonathan Perry, , Julieta Trias, and Melissa Zumaeta. Promoting early childhood development through combining cash transfer and parenting programs. World Bank, 2018.

    The brief examines the existing evidence and the potential for bringing together cash transfer programs and parenting interventions on early child stimulation to improve child development outcomes, notably cognitive and language skills. The brief also provides lessons learned from implementation...

  • World Bank Group
    Integrating financial capability into government cash transfer programs. The World Bank Group, 2018.

    The purpose of this toolkit is to demonstrate the importance of financial capability, to describe its benefits for social cash transfer recipients, and to provide instruction and guidance on how to integrate financial education into government led cash transfer programs. The toolkit is intended...

  • Cash Transfer
    Implementing emergency cash transfers: The Philippine experience in response to the 2016/17 disasters. World Bank Group, 2018.

    Around the globe, there is an unending cycle of producing innovative policies that are relevant and responsive to today's complex problems of disaster risk reduction and mitigation. A lot of evidence is pointing to the shifting paradigm in responding to emergencies. Foremost among them is the...

  • Social Protection
    Schjødt, Rasmus. Social accountability in the delivery of social protection: India Case Study. Development Pathways Limited, 2018.

    The social audits in India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) are among the few examples of the use at scale of a collective social accountability mechanism in a national social protection programme. In their scope, and by the fact that they are legally required...

  • Analytical Note
    Analytical note – Ranchi Housing project of PPP., 2017.

    Government of Jharkhand (Urban Development and Housing Dept.) has issued RFQ cum RFP document for construction of 40000 Dwelling Units for EWS on Hybrid Annuity Model on PPP basis under PMAY scheme. Estimated Project Cost is Rs. 2,200 crore This Analytical Note provides an example of the project...

  • Advisory No. 10
    Advisory No. 10: Laying of Common Duct for OFC network in Smart Cities on Public Private Partnership (PPP) DBOT Hybrid Annuity Model. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The Smart Cities Mission guidelines para no. 6.2 gives the essential features in a smart city. One such feature is visible improvement in the area (e.g. replacing overhead wiring with underground wiring. In addition, paras 2.4 & 2.5 of the guidelines identify implementation of robust IT...

  • Public Toilet Utilities on PPP Basis - NDMC
    Public Toilet Utilities on PPP Basis - NDMC In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    In order to address the sanitation needs, NDMC has devised an innovative Public Private Partnership (PPP) model where NDMC provides space for construction of Public Toilet Utilities (PTUs) along with some additional space, which the private sector can use for revenue generation. However, the...

  • Advisory No 8 Merchant Banker
    Advisory No. 8: Engagement of Merchant Banker. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    To provide support to the Smart Cities in issuance of Municipal Bond, MoUD under the CBUD programme of World Bank is funding their Credit Rating. A panel of Transaction Advisors has also been prepared and circulated by MoUD vide OM No. K.14012/101(16)-SCM-III-V dated 24th October 2016. These...

  • TRAI Report
    Report on Feasibility of Laying Common Duct in the City of Deoghar, Jharkhand for TRAI., 2017.

    TRAI officials during their visit to Jharkhand state capital Panchi had discussions with the state government officials regarding the broadband penetration in the major cities of the state. It came out during the discussions that the broadband penetration is low and not to the desired level. It...

  • Transforming India 2030
    Joshi, Ravikant. "Transforming India 2030 – Financing Strategies for achieving Sustainable Cities." In Conference on Transforming India 2030: Strategies for Sustainable Development Goals., 2017.

    With the help of available literature, this research paper attempts to examine critically how India has financed its Cities in the past, how it is currently financing its Cities and how it will be financing its Cities in near future going by past and present trends. Such an examination is...

  • Financing for Development
    Financing for Development
    Financing for Development: Unlocking Investment Opportunities

    In this international development finance course, you will learn about the critical role of the private sector and the use of finance, including innovative solutions to fund the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , to help meet the World Bank Group goals of ending poverty and boosting shared...

  • Housing for all, subsidy
    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban): Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for EWS/LIG. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2017.

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) - Housing for All” Mission for urban area is being implemented during 2015-2022 and this Mission will provide central assistance to implementing agencies through States and UTs for providing houses to all eligible families/ beneficiaries by 2022. Mission, in...

  • CLSS_ MIG
    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban): Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for Middle Income Group (CLSS for MIG). Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2017.

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) – Housing for All” Mission for urban areas is being implemented with effect from 17.06.2015 to provide central assistance to implementing agencies through States and UTs for providing houses to all eligible families/ beneficiaries. As a Central Sector Scheme,...

  • Municipal Bonds
    Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Advisory No. - 5,Empanelment of Transaction Advisors for providing technical assistance to Urban Local Bodies in issuing municipal bonds in the Smart Cities.. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The Ministry of Urban Development vide OM No.K14012/101/(16)2016- SCM III-V has circulated a list of empanelled transaction advisors for providing technical assistance to ULBs in issuing municipal bonds available on Smart City website (...

  • Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Value Capture Finance Policy Framework. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    There is great potential to mobilize additional resources and the present VCF Policy Framework aims to enable states/ULBs and the Central Ministries and their agencies to capitalize on the opportunities openend up by using diverse VCF methods. The present Policy on Value Capture is restricted to...

  • Stats from RBI
    Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2016-2017. Reserve bank of India, 2017.

    The Handbook of Statistics on Indian States is released with a view to providing State-wise statistics on a wide range of features of the regional economy of India viz., social and demographic characteristics, state domestic product, agriculture, industry, infrastructure, banking and fi scal...

  • world investment report
    World Investment Report: Investment And The Digital Economy 2017. Geneva: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 2017.

    In 2016, global flows of foreign direct investment fell by about 2 per cent, to $1.75 trillion. Investment in developing countries declined even more, by 14 per cent, and flows to LDCs and structurally weak economies remain volatile and low. Although UNCTAD predicts a modest recovery of FDI...

  • Financing SDG
    Mobilizing Private Finance for Sustainable Development. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2017.

    The proactive engagement of the private sector was critical to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Inevitably, private finance will become even more central in the concerted effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) due to their ambition....

  • Economic Survey Volume 2
    Economic Survey 2016-17: Volume II. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2017.

    This time it was decided to split the Economic Survey into two volumes: Volume 1 as in the previous two years continued to be analytical/policy-oriented and was released just before the Budget. Volume 2 could come out at a time when data for the full year gone by became available (also in the...

  • Financing Urban
    Lin, George C. S.. Making sense of the uneven geography of urban and regional growth in the era of financialization: financial intermediation, institutions and markets. Regional Studies Association, 2017.

    This critical engagement with Gordon Clark’s inspirational (re)interpretation of uneven urban and regional growth in the era of financialization calls for a wider concept of financial intermediation that embraces not just the linking of savers and investors but more importantly the development...

  • Climate Finance: Innovative Approaches in Supporting Climate Action (Facilitated)

    This course takes stock of the tested knowledge and practices in climate finance from different development partners and delivers a unique and timely learning product to build participant capacities in planning, accessing, delivering, and monitoring climate finance at the national level. Target...

  • Social norms change for women’s financial inclusion

    In 2016, village elders banned mobile phones for unmarried women in a community in Gujarat. The male elders had decided that there is no benefit to unmarried women’s access to a phone and that such access is a nuisance to society. Any unmarried woman found using a phone is fined, and anyone...

  • Financing renewable
    IREDA’s Financing Norms & Schemes. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited, 2017.

    All the projects in Renewable Energy (RE), Energy Efficiency/ Conservation and other environmental sustainable technologies, including Power Generation, Transmission, Renovation & Modernization, which are techno-commercially viable, are eligible to obtain finance from IREDA. The eligible...

  • Energy and Finance
    Shakya, Clare, and Rebecca Byrnes. Turning up the volume: financial aggregation for off-grid energy. International Institute for Environment and Development, 2017.

    Despite headway made in recent years, the decentralised renewable energy sector is still at an early stage and investing in this sector presents the significant challenge of matching the type and scale of finance offered by investors with the finance needs of small-scale energy access for...

  • income inequality
    Chancel, Lucas, and Thomas Piketty. Indian Income Inequality, 1922- 2014: From British Raj to to Billionaire Raj ?. The World Bank, 2017.

    We combine household surveys and national accounts, as well as recently released tax data in a systematic way to track the dynamics of Indian income inequality from 1922 to 2014. According to our benchmark estimates, the share of national income accruing to the top 1% income earners is now at...

  • ICT and finance
    International Telecommunication Union(ITU). Digital Financial Services (DFS) - Ecosystem. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , 2017.

    An estimated 2 billion adults are still without access to a bank account, but some 1.6 billion of them have access to a mobile phone. ‘Mobile money services’ show great promise to expand financial inclusion by bringing basic financial services to people that remain on the margins of society. In...

  • PPP Infrastructure Framework
    Public Private Partnership Framework For Infrastructure Sector. UN Global Compact Network, India, 2017.

    Over the last few years Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects have seen a sharp rise in India as Govt. of India has started recognizing PPP as an effective & efficient strategy for meeting ever-growing demand for better infrastructure across the country, while keeping the exchequer’s...

  • Summary
    Public Private Partnership Framework For Infrastructure Sector - A Summary. UN Global Compact Network, India, 2017.

    Over the last few years Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects have seen a sharp rise in India as Govt. of India has started recognizing PPP as an effective & efficient strategy for meeting ever-growing demand for better infrastructure across the country, while keeping the exchequer’s...

  • Green Energy and Private Capital
    Mathur, Vikrom, Aparajit Pandey, and Aparna Roy. Mobilising Private Capital for Green Energy in India. Observer Research Foundation, 2017.

    This report is part of the Observer Research Foundation’s “Financing Green Transitions” series which aims to find potential linkages between private capital, in all its forms, and climate action projects. The series will primarily examine domestic and international barriers to private capital...

  • Climate Finance
    Lindfield, Michael, and Renard Teipelke. Explainer: How to finance urban infrastructure?. C40 Cities Finance Facility, 2017.

    Cities across the world need more and higher-quality infrastructure. However, many cities struggle to find the right finance to realise their projects. The potential relative benefits of financing through the public sector, the private sector, and international organisations are unclear. City...

  • Draft Guidelines PPP in Health
    Public Private Partnership for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in District Hospitals, PPP project guidelines., 2017.

    In line with this mandate, NITI Aayog is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India and exploring opportunities to enhance private sector engagement through public-private partnerships for addressing the growing burden of NCDs in the country. The...

  • Central to State Transfer
    M. Rao, Govinda. Central Transfers To States In India Rewarding Performance While Ensuring Equity. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2017.

    The objective of this study is to analyse the design and implementation aspects of both general and specific purpose transfers in India. The recommendation of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) and even more importantly, the abolition of the Planning Commission have brought about a measure...

  • Findex
    The Global Findex Database 2017. The World Bank Group, 2017.

    The Global Findex database is the world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. Launched with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the database has been published every three years since 2011. The data are collected in...

  • Finance and Cities
    Floater, Graham, Dan Dowling, Denise Chan, Matthew Ulterino, Juergen Braunstein, Tim Mcmin, and Ehtisham Ahmed. Global Review of Finance For Sustainable Urban Infrastructure. The New Climate Economy, 2017.

    This paper is a background review representing part of the initial phase of the Financing the Urban Transition work programme. The review builds on a growing body of research that highlights both the importance of national sustainable infrastructure and the need to develop more effective and...

  • Finance and Cities
    Clayton, Naomi, Simon Jeffrey, and Anthony Breach. Why improve inclusive growth?. CentreforCities, 2017.

    Cities have a crucial role to play in supporting inclusive growth. They are home to 54 per cent of the population, and 60 per cent of jobs. Cities are where people try to find new work, training or support to progress. And cities have a central role to play in creating an environment to enable...

  • Cities Finances
    Jeffrey, Simon. Delivering change: how city partnerships make the most of public assets. CentreforCities, 2017.

    To better use public assets, and do so through collaboration with local partners, based on in-depth interviews, the report outlines the five key ways to ensure success and overcome common challenges. These are:

    1. Know your assets and share that knowledge...

  • University and Business
    Case Studies: collaborations between universities and businesses. CentreforCities, 2017.

    This paper brings together a number of case studies on how cities from the UK and beyond have supported university-business collaborations.

    Knowledge intensive businesses and services are significant drivers of growth, and are increasingly urban. For many UK cities, their greatest...

  • Public assets
    Case Studies: public assets. CentreforCities, 2017.

    Publicly owned land and property assets are an increasingly important tool for local authorities to support economic growth and generate revenue funding. Shrinking budgets have created financial pressures for local authorities to reduce expenditure as well as finding new ways of funding public...

  • Financing Indian Cities
    Sharalaya, Nandan. Financing Indian cities. Ideas for India, 2017.

    Indian cities are fund-starved and unprepared to handle the stresses of rapid urbanisation in the country. Urban local bodies and municipal corporations, particularly in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, do not have the necessary autonomy or capacity to raise revenue. In this article, Nandan...

  • AP Land Pooling
    Amravati, Innovative and Inclusive Land Pooling Scheme. Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), 2017.

    After the bifurcation of combined Andhra Pradesh and on deciding the location of Capital City for new Andhra Pradesh State, the question raised in every body’s mind was- how to procure land to meet the requirements of Comprehensive city that not only serves as Administrative Capital but also...

  • India Habitat III National Report 2016
    India Habitat III National Report 2016. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2016.

    The India National Report is a sequel to resolution 24/14 of the UN Habitat Governing Council, adopted in its twentyfourth session by which the Council invited its member states to prepare national reports on the “implementation of the Habitat-II agenda and of the other relevant internationally...

  • OM: Transaction Advisory
    Office Memoradum: Empanelment of Transaction Advisory Firms for the assignment "Providing Technical Assistance to Urban Local Bodies in issuing Municipal Bonds for Smart City Projects". In Office Memorandum. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    Smart Cities Mission Guideline No.10.1 envisages that the States/ULBs shall ensure that a substantial rvenue stream is made available to the Special Purpose Vehicles so as to make them financially self-reliant. One way to do this is to enable ULBs to float bonds in order to access external...

  • Public Private Partnership Models for Development of Sustainable Urban Transport Systems
    Public Private Partnership Models for Development of Sustainable Urban Transport Systems. Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, 2016.

    The report is a detailed analysis of five sustainable urban transport projects that have the highest potential for successful Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements. These projects are: city bus operations, bus terminals, Intelligent Transport Systems, Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) Schemes...

  • Model RFP for Selecting Consulting Services for Improvement in Property Tax Collections
    Model Request for Proposal (RFP) for Selection of Consulting Services for Municipal Tax and Fee Improvement- Improvement in Property Tax Collections. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Improvement of Property Tax Collection is a key Reform under AMRUT. In order to assist in implementation of the reform, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) empanels agencies and the States / Cities have to select agencies for implementation. Accordingly, the Ministry of Urban Development...

  • Empanelment of Consulting Firms for "Providing Technical Assistance in generating additional revenue through 'Value Capturing Fi
    OM: Empanelment of Consulting Firms for "Providing Technical Assistance in generating additional revenue through 'Value Capturing Financing' (VCF) Tools for Smart Cities Development'. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    The Ministry of Urban Development provides technical support to the States/Cities in implementation of Value Capture Finance (VCF) tools to generate additional revenue which will be used for implementation of Smart City Proposals. The Ministry of Urban Development has empanelled three consulting...

  • Model RFP for Technical Assistance in Revenue for Advertisement Tax
    Model Request for Proposal (RfP) for Empanelment of Consulting Firms for Providing Technical Assistance to selected Smart Cities in Improvement of Revenue from Advertisement Tax. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Improving revenue from Advertisement Tax is a key AMRUT Reform. Specifically, achieving full potential of advertisement revenue by making a policy for destination specific potential having dynamic pricing module is a milestone to be completed under AMRUT. The Ministry of Urban Development has...

  • Presentation on Smart City PPPs
    Ramanujam, S. R.. Presentation on Smart City PPPs In PPP and Procurement Training Workshop for Top 33 Smart Cities., 2016.

    The two day workshop on “PPP and Procurement Training for Top 33 Smart Cities” was held on June 1st and 2nd , 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The sessions were structured to provide the participants with a comprehensive overview of conceptual learning and practical application of a...

  • Presentation on Revenue Models, Financing Options and Value Capture
    Swamy, D.T.V. Raghu Rama. Presentation on Revenue Models, Financing Options and Value Capture In PPP and Procurement Training Workshop for Top 33 Smart Cities., 2016.

    The two day workshop on “PPP and Procurement Training for Top 33 Smart Cities” was held on June 1st and 2nd , 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The sessions were structured to provide the participants with a comprehensive overview of conceptual learning and practical application of a...

  • Session 4 Governance
    Madhavan, Anand. Presentation on Public Private Partnerships, Management and Governance., 2016.

    The 'PPP and Procurement Training Workshop for Top 33 Smart Cities’,held in New Delhi on 1-2 June 2016 was organized by the Ministry of Urban Development & Asian Development Bank (ADB) in facilitating the Smart Cities Mission. It was was attended by over 50 eminent Government and other...

  • McKinsey Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps (in Brief)
    Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps (In Brief). McKinsey&Company, 2016.

    More than three years ago, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published a comprehensive report evaluating the world’s future infrastructure needs. We found that while trillions of dollars in annual investment will be required well into the future just to keep up with expected rates of growth, a...

  • McKinsey Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps
    Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps (Full Report). McKinsey & Company, 2016.

    More than three years ago, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published a comprehensive report evaluating the world’s future infrastructure needs. We found that while trillions of dollars in annual investment will be required well into the future just to keep up with expected rates of growth, a...

  • Innovation Monday: Q&A on Public-Private Partnerships for SPV Financing
    Innovation Monday: Q&A on Public-Private Partnerships for SPV Financing
    Innovation Monday: Q&A on Public-Private Partnerships for SPV Financing

    Hear from Dr. Kumar V. Pratap, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Urban Development and learn more about public-private partnerships.

  •  PPP Guide for Practitioners
    PPP Guide for Practitioners. New Delhi: Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2016.

    India has over two decades of experience in Public Private Partnerships (PPP), with PPPs being tried, tested and implemented across various sectors such as urban, transport, social, industrial and so on. Projects being developed through PPPs in sectors like roads and ports have been taken up...

  • ISA working paper
    Kumar, Mr. Ashish. Exim Bank Working Paper on International Solar Alliance : Nurturing Possibilities, Edited by Mr. Rahul Mazumdar. Export-Import Bank of India, 2016.

    The Government of India along with like-minded partner countries have conceived the International Solar Alliance as a coalition of 121 solar resource rich countries lying within the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn with the objective of harnessing solar energy that these countries are endowed...

  • Creditworthiness
    Good Practice Guide - Creditworthiness. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    A number of C40 cities do not have a credit rating or access to international capital and therefore face challenges in making climate-related and other investments that drive economic growth and sustainable development. The C40 Creditworthiness Network helps cities break through these barriers...

  • Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities
    Chair), Hans Joachim Sc, and Dirk Messner( Chair). Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities. Berlin, Germany: German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), 2016.

    The momentum of urbanization and its impacts are so massive that we must face up to this trend. In view of the existing cognitive, technical, economic and institutional path dependencies, a policy of business as usual – i.e. an unstructured, quasi-automatic urbanization – would lead to a non-...

  • Presentation on Picking the Right Private Partner
    Bhaumik, Abhijit. Presentation on Picking the Right Private Partner In PPP and Procurement Training Workshop for Top 33 Smart Cities., 2016.

    The two day workshop on “PPP and Procurement Training for Top 33 Smart Cities” was held on June 1st and 2nd , 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The sessions were structured to provide the participants with a comprehensive overview of conceptual learning and practical application of a...

  • Municipal Finances - A Learning Program for Local Governments (Facilitated)

    About this course: From Detroit to Lahore, most cities around the world are facing financing challenges. Bankruptcy, budget deficits, unmaintained infrastructure, declining quality of services and increasing urban poverty are unfortunately too common headlines. At the same time...

  • Delivering a Sustainable Financial System in India
    Delivering a Sustainable Financial System in India., 2016.

    Financing India’s goals for inclusive and sustainable growth requires the mobilization of additional lowcost, long-term capital. Raising incomes for the 800 million people living on less than US$2 per day, generating livelihoods for the 12 million people entering the workforce every year and...

  • urban reforms China Singapore
    Challenges and Reforms in Urban Governance: Insights from the Development Experience of China and Singapore., 2016.

    An inaugural publication on urban governance was jointly launched by the Ministry of National Development (MND), Singapore, and the Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (DRC) on 12 Jul 2016.

    This publication is the first research outcome of...

  • Financing Mechanisms for Wastewater and Sanitation
    Financing Mechanisms for Wastewater and Sanitation., 2016.

    This report compiles the financing mechanisms utilized in the implementation of wastewater and sanitation projects in various countries. It aims to examine how these projects were financed and thus, provide insights into possible financing approaches that can be replicated, not only in the...

  • World water development report
    2016 UN World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs. Paris, France: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), 2016.

    Three out of four of the jobs worldwide are water-dependent. In fact, water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, which was launched on 22 March, World Water Day, in Geneva...

  • World Investment Report 2016: Investor Nationality: Policy Challenges. Geneva: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 2016.

    In 2015, global flows of foreign direct investment rose by about 40 per cent, to $1.8 trillion, the highest level since the global economic and financial crisis began in 2008. However, this growth did not translate into an equivalent expansion in productive capacity in all countries. This is a...

  • RESILIENCE THROUGH JOBS
    Global Toolkit on the 3x6 approach: Building resilience through jobs and livelihoods. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    The 3x6 Approach consists of three organizing principles and six fundamental steps that are implemented in three distinct phases, which aims to support the transition from emergency development efforts (such as ‘cash for work’) to sustainable...

  • risk resilience
    Financing sustainable development: The critical role of risk and resilience. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    In 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swiss Government hosted a series of events around the financing of risk and resilience. This report is in part based on a set of key messages crafted from the work of a technical workshop featuring the involvement of experts from...

  • GIZ Climate Finance India
    The Role of the Private Sector to Scale Up Climate Finance in India. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2016.

    India has taken substantial steps to achieve its development objectives while addressing the threats posed by climate change. The Government has introduced National and State Action Plans on Climate Change, set up new institutions such as IREDA to scale up financing and established the Solar...

  • infrastructure investment_ASSOCHAM
    Assocham India. Assocham Study on Analysis of Infrastructure Investment in India. Assocham India, 2016.

    Investment plays a critical role in the process of infrastructure development of an economy. Along with the central government efforts to attract investments, states are also making various efforts to attract investment for the infrastructural development so that they can accelerate the economic...

  • Annual Report
    Balotra Nagar Parishad - Annual Report 2015-16., 2016.

    Annual report for Balotra Nagar Parishad 2015-16 was unveiled, keeping in view the town with an population of 100k, it would be a template for other Parishad to follow.

    The city of Balotra, the commercial capital of the state of Rajasthan, is known for its strength to convert adversity...

  • Annual Report
    Udaipur Municipal Corporation: Annual Report 2015-16., 2016.

    Udaipur Annual Report was also unveiled keeping in view the bigger cities, and Udaipur was chosen keeping in view that it was covered under smart cities mission as well.

  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. The Gazette of India, 2016.

    In India, the legal and institutional machinery for dealing with debt default has not been in line with global standards. The recovery action by creditors, either through the Contract Act or through special laws such as the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 and...

  • World Bank Financing Sanitation
    Weitz, Almud, Ravi KumarJoseph, and Rajiv Raman. Financial Requirements of Urban Sanitation in India. The World Bank Group, 2016.

    The United Nations (UN) Urbanization Prospects report (2009) indicated that the world will become predominantly urban in a few years. The increasing interest in urban affairs (policy and praxis), the renewal mission and the shift in global economic growth towards China and India fueled increased...

  • Capital Financing Approaches
    Joseph, Ravi Kumar, Shubhra Jain, and Gayathri Ramesh. Approaches to capital financing and cost recovery in sewerage schemes implemented in India : lessons learned and approaches for future schemes . The World Bank Group, 2016.

    This report aims to highlight some of the successful financial management practices adopted by Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India when implementing sewerage schemes. The findings are presented in two parts, the first part of the report discusses the approach adopted for capital financing of...

  • PPP in IT
    Guidance Notes For IT PPP Projects In Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, 2016.

    This document is advisory in nature and aim to sensitize the bid management teams on good practices and harmonize/standardize the RFP clauses and terms & conditions. All the deliverables of the assignment “Preparation of Model Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Toolkit and Guidance Notes for...

  • Climate Funds
    C40 Cities Good Practice Guide – City Climate Funds. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    Cities need to find new sources of finance and convince the private sector of the benefits and opportunities stemming from clean, renewable, and low carbon investments. Several C40 cities have successfully accessed such new finance through establishing city climate funds.

    ...

  • Report of the Committee on Revisiting and Revitalising Public Private Partnership Model of Infrastructure
    Report of the Committee on Revisiting and Revitalising Public Private Partnership Model of Infrastructure. New Delhi: Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2015.

    This report is structured in 10 chapters. Chapter 1 addresses the scope of work set out for the Committee. Chapter 2 presents a broad overview of the infrastructure sector and how PPPs are situated in the current context. The Committee touches upon how the PPP ecosystem has transformed over the...

  • OM Credit Rating
    Office Memorandum: Credit Ratings of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) In Office Memorandum. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    The OM directs that the States/UTs may procure a Credit Rating Agency by issuing RFP to the accredited Credit Rating Agencies for financial bid. A model RFP for the procurement has been uploaded on the websites of www.smartcities.gov.in and...

  • AMRUT Mission Statement and Guidelines
    AMRUT Mission Statement and Guidelines In AMRUT Mission Guidelines. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2015.

    The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is to (i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection; (ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g....

  • PPP compendium
    Public Private Partnership Projects in India: Compendium of Case Studies., 2015.

    This compendium presents case studies of select Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) projects in India. The case studies have been prepared to highlight the experience and lessons learnt so far and thereby influence the design of future PPP processes and structures to improve the quality of PPP...

  • Report of The Fourteenth Finance Commission (2015-2020)
    Report of The Fourteenth Finance Commission (2015-2020). New Delhi: Government of India, 2015.

    The Fourteenth Finance Commission (FC-XIV) was constituted by the President under Article 280 of the Constitution on 2 January 2013 to make recommendations for the period 2015- 20. Dr. Y. V. Reddy was appointed the Chairman of the Commission.

  • Urban Reforms in Indian Cities
    Urban Reforms in Indian Cities In Compendium of Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    Reforms play a key role in defining a nation’s macro-economic vision and facilitating momentum to it. Reforms in the urban sector are not new in India, and during the last two decades, a number of initiatives to implement them have been undertaken in the country. At the city level, reforms are...

  • Presentation on PPP Approach for Smart Cities
    Presentation on PPP Approach for Smart Cities by Economic Advisor (MoUD) . Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    The presentation highlights the essential elements of a PPP and the case of PPP in Water and Sewerage Sector. 

  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): How can PPPs help deliver better services?
    Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): How can PPPs help deliver better services?., 2015.

    Governments around the world, and especially in developing countries, struggle to develop and maintain infrastructure that supports national economic growth and delivers basic services to their citizens. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have a long history of funding and delivering...

  • Innovation Fridays: Smart Financing - Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Smart Cities
    Innovation Fridays: Smart Financing - Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Smart Cities
    Innovation Fridays: Smart Financing - Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Smart Cities

    The India Smart Cities Challenge is a competition for municipal leaders and their partners to promote economic opportunity in India, improve governance, and produce better results for urban residents.

    In this webinar, participating cities hear from OP Agarwal, well-known expert in urban...

  • Financing guide for cities
    Smart Cities Financing Guide. Smart Cities Council, 2015.

    Cities everywhere are challenged by congestion, pollution, crime, aging infrastructure, falling budgets and many other issues. They need new strategies and new technologies to address those challenges. Certainly smart technologies are a solution. But they come with a price tag. Fortunately,...

  • Roadmap to resilience
    A Roadmap for Resilience., 2015.

    This valuable report from Smart Cities Council Lead Partner Bechtel and re:focus partners helps guide cities on how to leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure. It summarizes...

  • PPP model for infrastructure
    Report of the Committee on Revisiting and Revitalizing Public Private Partnership Model of Infrastructure. Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, 2015.

    This book revisits the evolution of PPPs in India and suggests recommendations for future patnerships. Further suggesting feasibility, liklihood of a framework or policy on PPP.

  • How to Manage PPP
    Guidelines for Post - Award Contract Management for PPP Concessions. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2015.

    The Post Award Contract Management Manual for PPP Concessions has been designed to provide guidance on various activities required to be undertaken by the Authority officials at different stages of project lifecycle. The manuals have been developed for PPP projects in three sectors, viz....

  • City analystics
    Fikri, Kenan, Juni T. Zhu, and Competitive Industries Program. City Analytics. The World Bank, 2015.

    This paper is part of a broader research initiative, the Competitive Cities Knowledge Base, which is managed jointly by the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice and the Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Its objective is to create a knowledge base...

  • Delhi GCF financing
    Dasgupta, Dipak, Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Rajshree Ray, Abishek Acharya, Jyotsana Mehta, and Kanika Grover. Delhi Vision Statement : The Green Climate Fund. Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, 2015.

    This paper also draws on the discussions at a Consultation Meeting held in New Delhi on 15-16 February, 2013, where several distinguished participants joined and consultations were also held earlier with the private sector and civil society.

    Three relatively short papers, with Annexes,...

  • Energy roapmap India
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. Report of Expert Group on 175 GW RE by 2022. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2015.

    The objective of this Report is to explore financing requirements and possible business models for deployment of 40 GW of rooftop solar by 2022, and also assess the requirements and utilization of public finance for deploying and integrating 175 GW RE by 2022 – a major theme towards achieving...

  • Economic cities case studies
    Z. Kulenovic, Joe, and Alexandra Cech. Six case studies of economically successful cities. The World Bank, 2015.

    This paper is part of a broader research initiative, the Competitive Cities Knowledge Base, which is managed jointly by the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice and the Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Its objective is to create a knowledge base...

  • Model Request for Proposal for Credit Ratings of ULBs

    This Model RFP has been prepared to assist cities in preparing RFPs for enabling Credit Ratings for cities so as to facilitate leveraging by ULBs from multiple sources including the capital markets, the commercial term loan market and private sector through creation of National Municipal Credit...

  • derisking renewable energy investment
    Derisking Renewable Energy Investment. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2015.

    Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) introduces an innovative framework to assist policymakers in developing countries to cost-effectively promote investment in renewable energy.

    The DREI framework systematically identifies the barriers and associated risks which can hold...

  • GIZ entrepreurship
    Sengupta, Rustam, Somboddhi Ghosh, and Sunaina Mullick. De-mystifying Impact Investing In An Entrepreneurs' Guide. India: GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2015.

    It is widely acknowledged that India is one of the major markets for impact investing with innovative entrepreneurs who serve the “Bottom of the Pyramid”, pioneering investors that walk the extra mile to help entrepreneurs scale their business models, and a supportive and highly evolved...

  • Guidelines on Accounting and Audit Reforms
    Guidelines for Accounting and Audit Reforms in Urban Local Bodies., 2015.

    Janaagraha in collaboration with the Department of Local Self-Government, Govt of Rajasthan as per the MoU, has published Guidelines on Accounting and Audit reforms in ULBs.

    On 11th May 2015, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy (Janaagraha) signed an MoU with the Department...

  • Municipal Finances in India
    Joshi, Ravikant, Megha Jain, and Satpal Singh. Municipal Finances in India – Unresolved Issues and Way Forward In Cities – 21st Century . Bookwell - Delhi, 2015.

    This paper on Municipal Finances in India - Issues and Way Forward is a part of published book 'Cities - 21st Century. it takes stock of all existing issues associated with the municipal finances in India.

  • Kill development and Banking
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in the Banking financial services and Insurance sector (2013-17, 2017-22). New Delhi, India: National Skill Development Centre, 2015.

    Minister of State launched the Human Resource and Skill Requirement reports across 24 sectors in India which will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country. The idea behind the Skill Gap Studies is to understand which sectors are likely to face...

  • Private investment in Public transport
    Leipziger, David, and Benot Lefevre. Private Investment in Public Transport In Success Stories form Brazilian Cities. World Resources Institute, 2015.

    With another 3 billion people being added to urban populations in the next 40 years, there is greater recognition that things must change. A “new urbanism” is emerging, in which more compact form and better public transport play a central role. But how can a city finance public transport? Few...

  • Swachh Bharat Mission Finance
    The World Bank Group. INDIA: Swachh Bharat Mission Support Operation (Program-for-Results): Fiduciary Systems Assessment . The World Bank Group, 2015.

    A fiduciary systems assessment (FSA) was carried out to evaluate the arrangements relevant to the operation and to determine whether they provide reasonable assurance that the operation funds will be used for their intended purpose. Taking into account the improvements required and the agreement...

  •  Developing a Framework for Renegotiation of PPP Contracts
    Developing a Framework for Renegotiation of PPP Contracts. New Delhi: Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2014.

    Department of Economic Affairs is developing a framework for renegotiation of Public Private Partnership (PPP) Contracts (Concession Agreements), with a particular focus on the National Highway and Major Port Concessions. This report presents fact-based approach towards renegotiating the terms...

  • Task Force report on Waste To Energy
    Report of the Task Force on Waste to Energy (Volume I) ( In the context of Integrated MSW Management)., 2014.

    The purpose of this report is to identify technically feasible, financially affordable and environmentally sound processing and disposal technologies for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and assess, evaluate and recommend systems, processes, technological options, financial mechanisms and...

  • financing Singapore
    Financing a City: Developing Foundations for Sustainable Growth In Urban Systems Studies. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2014.

    The early years of self-government in Singapore were focused on building physical infrastructure for economic and social development, while improvements and expansions to housing, health, education and sewerage systems had to keep pace with a fast-growing population. In financing these projects...

  • Low cost long term debt for energy
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    Low cost long term debt for energy1
    Konda, Charith, Gireesh Shrimali, and Sandhya Srinivasan. Solving India’s Renewable Energy Financing Challenge: Instruments to Provide Low-cost, Long-term Debt. Climate Policy Initiative, 2014.

    The government of India plans to more than double the renewable energy capacity installed in the country from 25 GW in 2012 to 55 GW by 2017. However, renewable energy is still approximately 52-129% more expensive than conventional power (CPI, 2014b). In our previous work (CPI, 2012), we found...

  • fdi in townships
    Guidelines for FDl in development of integrated township including housing and building material. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 2014.

    Government vide Press Note No. 4. (2001 series) permitted FDl up to 100% for development of integrated townships, including housing, commercial premises, hotels, resorts, city and regional level urban infrastructure facilities such as roads and bridges, mass rapid transit systems and manufacture...

  • GIZ sustainability reporting
    GmbH), GIZ(Deutsche, PwC India, and Indian Institute IICA). Business Responsibility Disclosures: Sustainability in practice in India. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2014.

    Indian policymakers and regulators have been working for the same outcomes, with a comprehensive set of guidelines called the National Voluntary Guidelines for Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business (NVGs) issued by the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs in 2011.2 The...

  • Land Based Fiscal Tools Study
    Phatak, Vidyadhar K.. Land Based Fiscal Tools and Practices for Generating Additional Financial Resources., 2013.

    Cities are known to be engines of economic growth. Efficiency of these engines depends upon the infrastructure services available and the way in which they are financed. HPEC and The Working Group on Urban Development for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan have recognised land based fiscal tools as a...

  • GIZ_Financing transport
    Financing Sustainable Urban Transport: International Review of National Transport Policies and Programmes. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2013.

    National urban transport policies and programmes are an opportiunity for central governments to help cities cope with related challenges while achieving national economic, environmental and social objectives. This report is written to inform decision-makers in China, but is also relevant for...

  • Business Case and Model Contract
    Business Case And Model Contract For A Septage Management Project Under A Public Private Partnership Arrangement - The Philippine Water Revolving Fund Follow On Program., 2013.

    The USAID-funded Philippine Water Revolving Fund Support Program and its Follow-on Program have helped several water districts prepare feasibility studies for septage management projects. Many water districts have signified interest to explore a public private partnership arrangement in the...

  • IIPDF
    Scheme and Guidelines for India Infrastructure Project Development Fund. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2013.

    The India Infrastructure Project Development Fund IIPDF’s primary objective would be to fund potential PPP projects’ project development expenses including costs of engaging consultants and Transaction Advisor, thus increasing the quality and quantity of successful PPPs and allowing informed...

  • IIPDF guidelines
    Scheme and Guidelines for India Infrastructure Project Development Fund. Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2013.

     For providing financial support for quality project development activities to the States and the Central Ministries, a corpus Fund titled ‘India Infrastructure Project Development Fund’ (IIPDF), with initial contribution of Rs. 100 Crore is being set up.

    The IIPDF’s primary objective...

  • VGF guidelines
    Scheme and Guidelines for Financial Support to Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure. Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2013.

    The Guidelines for Financial Support to PPPs in Infrastructure were issued by Ministry of Finance in January 2006. The guidelines essentially flow from the provisions of the Scheme, approved by CCEA in 2005, and prescribe the procedure to be followed for posing proposals for seeking Viability...

  • Guide to Finance Infrastructure and Basic Services
    Guide to Finance Infrastructure and Basic Services In The Global Urban Economic Dialogue Series. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2013.

    This guide introduces the infrastructure development needs in developing countries. It introduces different models for infrastructure and basic services. It further analyses innovative financing approaches to infrastructure and basic services. It offers recommendations for infrastructure and...

  • financing infrastructure and Basic Financing
    Guide To Finance Infrastructure And Basic Services. Nairobi, Kenya: UN Habitat, 2013.

    This guide introduces the infrastructure development needs in developing countries. It introduces different models for infrastructure and basic services. It further analyses innovative financing approaches to infrastructure and basic services. It offers recommendations for infrastructure and...

  • Transport and Finance
    Finance and Financial Analysis of Urban Transport Projects. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2013.

    The present toolkit would deal with the subject of “Finance and Financial Analysis of Urban Transport Projects”. The aim of this toolkit is to provide a systematc guide covering the aspects/steps of economic and fnancial/commercial viability analysis of the project which in turn assists the...

  • Cost of Environment Damage
    India - Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges : An analysis of physical and monetary losses of environmental health and natural resources. World Bank Group, 2013.

    This report provides estimates of social and financial costs of environmental damage in India from three pollution damage categories: (i) urban air pollution, including particulate matter and lead; (ii) inadequate water supply, poor sanitation, and hygiene; (iii) indoor air pollution; and four...

  • Planning, Connecting, and Financing Cities
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    Planning, Connecting and Financing Cities
    Lall, Somik V.. Planning, Connecting, and Financing Cities—Now: Priorities for City Leaders. Washington DC: The World Bank, 2012.

    This report lays down policy framework and diagnostic tools  that  enables the  cities to prevent any loss of physical and social structures, including: improving living conditions, especially in slums and hazard-prone areas; bridging the divided cities (inclusion); expanding the coverage and...

  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
    Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Five Urban Transport Systems., 2012.

    The choice of the Urban Transport System is the key decision point for cities, states and the central government. It is most relevant because different classes of cities and different corridors in the same city require different public transport solutions. The country has so far failed to...

  • Report
    Task Force on Promoting Affordable Housing. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2012.

    Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, set up a Task Force for developing transparent qualified criteria and a separate set of guidance for affordable housing in PPP projects for circulation to states, aimed at developing recommendations to create an enabling framework for increased...

  • GIZ microinsurance
    The role of microinsurance for social protection in India. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2012.

    Microinsurance is one possible instrument to manage risks and to reduce the vulnerability of poor and lowincome households. From a social protection perspective, the benefits of microinsurance are often most effective when embedded in a comprehensive social protection framework. Microinsurance...

  • Developing a Regulatory Framework for Municipal Borrowing in India
    Developing a Regulatory Framework for Municipal Borrowing in India. Vol. 1. New Delhi: The World Bank, 2011.

    This report provides an overview of the municipal debt market as it exists and has evolved over the past ten years. It provides an assessment of trends and patterns from both bank and bond sources covering all types of municipal governments.

    The report also covers an in-depth analysis of...

  • Developing a Regulatory Framework for Municipal Borrowing in India
    Developing a Regulatory Framework for Municipal Borrowing in India. Vol. 2. New Delhi: The World Bank, 2011.

    This report provides an overview of the municipal debt market as it exists and has evolved over the past ten years. It provides an assessment of trends and patterns from both bank and bond sources covering all types of municipal governments.

    The report also covers an in-depth analysis of...

  • Municipal Finance Matters: India Municipal Finance Report (IMFR)
    Municipal Finance Matters: India Municipal Finance Report (IMFR). New Delhi: National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, 2011.

    This study entitled Municipal Finance Matters: India Municipal Finance Study comes in at a time when there is increasing concern, both within and outside the government, for the country’s municipal sector, for its lackluster growth and performance, and its indifferent response to initiatives...

  • HPEC Report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Services
    Report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Services., 2011.

    In the coming decades, the urban sector will play a critical role in the structural transformation of the Indian economy and in sustaining the high rates of economic growth. Ensuring high quality public services for all in the cities and towns of India is an end in itself, but it will also...

  • HPEC Report and Recommendations
    Ahluwalia, Dr. Isher Judg. HPEC Report and Recommendations., 2011.

    This presentation provides a summary of the Findings and Recommendations of the Report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Services which argues that the challenge of managing urbanisation will have to be addressed through a combination of increased investment, strengthening the framework for...

  • Managing urban land guide
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    Managing urban land guide
    Urban Landmark Resources: Managaing Urban Land - A Guide for municipal practioners. Tshwane, South Africa: Urban LandMark, 2011.

    Urban land markets have a profound effect on how well poor households are able to access the jobs, amenities and services offered in the city. But often the way in which this market works frustrate attempts to open up better located living and business opportunities for poorer urban households...

  • Planning Commission_Financing_urbanization
    Report of the Working Group on Financing Urban Infrastructure. Planning Commission, Government of India, 2011.

    Urbanization has emerged as a key policy and governance challenge in India in recent years. While urban development accelerates the process of economic growth, it can also make growth more inclusive too. Since faster economic growth and inclusive growth are likely to be the objectives of 12th...

  • The Urban Development Investment Corporations (Udics) In Chongqing, China
    The Urban Development Investment Corporations (UDICs) In Chongqing, China In Technical Assistance Report. Washington DC: The World Bank, 2010.

    Urban Development Investment Corporations (UDICs) have over the years become the central pillar in the local government drive to build infrastructure in China, where local governments are not allowed to engage in direct market borrowing. UDICs were established during the early 1990s when local...

  • Report of The Thirteenth Finance Commission (2010–2015)
    Report of The Thirteenth Finance Commission (2010–2015). New Delhi: Government of India, 2009.

    The Thirteenth Finance Commission (FC-XIII) was constituted by the President under Article 280 of the Constitution on 13 November 2007 to make recommendations for the period 2010-15. Dr. Vijay Kelkar was appointed the Chairman of the Commission.

  • Model RFP for PPP Projects
    Model Request for Proposals for PPP Projects. New Delhi: Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2009.

    The guidelines for Invitation of Financial Bids for PPP projects (Model RFP Documents) had been issud by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide OM no. 24(1)/PF-II/07. These guidelines, along with the guidelines for Pre-Qualification of Bidders for PPP projects (Model RFQ...

  • ADB Urban Vision
    Choe, K., A. Laquian, and H. Kim. Urban Development Experience and Visions: India and the people's Republic of China. Manila, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2008.

    This report summarizes the discussions that took place on 8- 16 November 2007 at an Asian Development Bank - sponsored workshop on Urban Development Experience of the PRC and India with Private Sector Participation. The workshop was held in the People's Republic of China, where high-level...

  • Urban Revitalisation in the US: Policies and Practices - Final Report
    Sutton, Dr. Stacey A.. Urban Revitalisation in the US: Policies and Practices - Final Report., 2008.

    The report proceeds along the following lines. First, a legal overview of the foundations of urban redevelopment policies is presented, emphasizing the decentralized nature of the U.S. system and the growing reliance on third-party intermediaries between the public and the private sectors....

  • Toolkit for PPP in Urban Infrastructure
    Toolkit for analysis of Urban Infrastructure Projects for Public-Private-Partnerships under JNNURM - Draft. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2008.

    The toolkit has been prepared by the Mission Directorate of Sub-Mission for Urban Infrastructure and Governance, under JNNURM, with support from the JNNURM Technical Cell and PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. The toolkit has been prepared from a ULB’s point of view and is designed to help the ULB...

  • Report of the Twelfth Finance Commission (2005-2010)
    Report of the Twelfth Finance Commission (2005-2010). New Delhi: Government of India, 2004.

    The President vide the notification dated 1st November, 2002 (annexure 1.1) mandated the Commission to do the following: “4. The Commission shall make recommendations as to the following matters:-

    (i) the distribution between the Union and the States of the net proceeds of taxes which are...

  • Private Investment: Korea
    Park, Dr. Kyungchul. Private Investment in Infrastructure Provision In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Edited by Dr. Hajung Yoon. Vol. 9. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2003.

    A Private Financial Initiative (PFI) project is defined as a project which encourages the private sector to invest in developing/operating infrastructure (such as roads, harbors, railroads, schools and environmental facilities) or Social Overhead Capital (SOC) that are traditionally built and...

  • Model Municipal Law
    Specimen Municipal Law for Municipalities in India., 2003.

    In order to bring certain uniformity in this scenario and to establish certain minimum conditions of ULB management, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India has finalized a Model Municipal Law (MML) of India in October 2003. The basic objectives of the MML are to implement...

  • Part I
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    Part II
    Joshi, Dr. Ravikant. A Case for Reform: How a Municipal Body can pursue its Municipal Budgetary Reforms, Edited by Piyush Kumar Vajpayee. Vol. 1. Yuva Publications, 2002.

    Part I and Part II of Book / Toolkit in Hindi on How a municipal body can pursue its Municipal Budgetary Reforms.

  • Report of The Eleventh Finance Commission on the Additional Terms of Reference (for 2000-2005)
    Report of The Eleventh Finance Commission on the Additional Terms of Reference (for 2000-2005) In Report of The Eleventh Finance Commission (for 2000-2005). New Delhi: Government of India, 2000.

    The Ministry of Finance has stated that the added ToR contains two parts for the consideration of this Commission in order to advance fiscal reforms at the State level. One, the Commission should identify measures which are monitorable and are aimed at reduction of revenuew deficits of the...

  • Report of The Eleventh Finance Commission (for 2000-2005)
    Report of The Eleventh Finance Commission (for 2000-2005). New Delhi: Government of India, 2000.

    The Eleventh Finance Commission was constituted on 3rd July, 1998 with the mandate to give its report by 31st December, 1999 covering the five year period 2000-2005. This Commission, for the first time, was required to review the state of the finances of the Union and the States and suggest ways...

  • VMC Budget Reforms
    Joshi, Dr. Ravikant. Municipal Budgetary and Financial Control Reforms: A Success Story of Vadodara Municipal Corporation In Success Story., 1992.

    This case study documents success story of budgetary reforms carried out by Vadodara Municipal Corporation way back in 1992 which even today most of the municipal bodies of India have not pursued.
     

  • Solid Waste Management Toolkit
    Toolkit for Public Private Partnership frameworks in Municipal Solid Waste Management In Public Private Partnerships Knowledge Series. Vol. Volume I – Overview and Process.

    The Toolkit aims to facilitate a better understanding of applicability of potential PPP models in the context of the issues and challenges faced in the MSWM sector and to provide a step-by-step approach for identifying, evaluating and implementing PPP projects in the MSWM sector. A rapid...