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  • HR Policy Guidelined
    Guideline for framing Human Resource (HR) Policy for the Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) under Smart Cities Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    The purpose of this Policy Manual is to lay down broad human resource policies and their implementation plan that guide people management in << Name of SPV >>and compliance with various laws and help establish and maintain consistent HR practices in the workplace. These policies and...

  • JNNURM
    Sadoway, David, Govind GopaKumar, Vinay Baindur, and Madhav G. Badami. JNNURM as a Window on Urban Governance In Its Institutional Footprint, Antecedents, and Legacy. Economic and Political Weekly, 2018.

    Owing to its scope, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission is an excellent window for understanding the evolution of urban governance in India, despite its closing in 2014. The JNNURM’s aspirations were belied by its realities of progressive centralisation, degraded local capacities...

  • Social Protection
    World Social Protection Report 2017-19 In Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Geneva: International Labour Organization, 2018.

    Universal social protection is essential for realizing the human right to social security for all, advancing social justice and promoting inclusive growth, and accelerating progress towards achieving the globally agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development...

  • PMC Citizen Participation
    PMC Care. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    PMC CARE is a 360-degree framework by PMC to extend various delivery channels to its citizens for effective and responsive governance. CARE stands for Citizen Assistance Response and Engagement. A digitally driven, citizencentric initiative, PMC CARE has been conceived keeping various segments...

  • Pune Community involvement
    Smart Pune: Creation of a Vision Community In How Pune leveraged citizen engagement at scale to create a Vision Community? Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    Recently, Pune has been ranked 145th among 440 cities around the world in terms of quality of living by the ‘Mercer 2015 Quality of Living survey’, AN INTRODUCTION PUNE second only to Hyderabad (138th) in India. It was also listed as one among the 9 emerging cities around the world that are...

  • Aspirational Districts baseline
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. Transformation of Aspirational Districts In Baseline Ranking and Real Time Monitoring Dashboard. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    Launched by the Hon’ble PM in January, the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme aims to quickly and effectively transform these districts. The broad contours of the programme are Convergence (of Central & State Schemes), Collaboration (of Central, State level ‘Prabhari’...

  • Pune Direct Benefit transfer
    PMC Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has introduced PMC Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and Services portal with an objective to disburse benefits, subsidies or services to the intended beneficiaries. The schemes of various departments under PMC have been on-boarded on DBT Services Portal. The...

  • Pune SCM
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    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.

  • Urban update
    Vaidya, Chetan, and Hitesh Vaidya. Urban Local Bodies and SDG's in India. Urban Update, 2018.

    The United Nations adopted sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are 17 SDGs with 169 targets. They place the principles of ‘leave no one behind’. Most SDGs have targets that are functions of local governments. In India, ULBs, which are in the process of preparing the statutory master plan...

  • World Public Sector Report 2018
    Working Together: Integration, Institutions And The Sustainable Development Goals In World Public Sector Report 2018. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), 2018.

    The World Public Sector Report 2018 examines how governments, public institutions and public administration can foster integrated approaches to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The report examines key challenges and opportunities for integrated...

  • Smarticipate
    How to develop a new Public Service. Smarticipate, 2018.

    The manual ‘How to develop a new public service’ describes smarticipate’s co-creation strategy and reflects the results of the second round of Smartathons. But there is more. During the Smartathons citizens, entrepreneurs and NGO’s demanded to have access to the smarticipate platform. The big...

  • Aspirational Districts
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    Niti aayog
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. Deep Dive: Insights from Champions of Change, the Aspirational Districts Dashboard. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    The ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ Programme aims to expeditiously improve the socio-economic status of 117 districts from across 28 states. The three core principles of the programme are - Convergence (of Central & State Schemes), Collaboration (among citizens and functionaries...

  • CPR Report
    Roy, Shamindra Nath, and Kanhu Charan Pradhan. Census towns in India - Current patterns and Future Discourses. New Delhi, India: Centre for Policy Research, 2018.

    The surge in census towns (CTs) during Census 2011 has drawn a lot of attention to the ongoing and future dynamics of these in-situ urban settlements in India. Using the village level information from the previous and current censuses, the present study attempts to identify the villages that can...

  • Pune Smart City

    This video gives an overview of the Smart City initiatives Pune has undertaken since its journey from being recognised as second in Smart Cities Challenge. Advancements in all sectors like transport, energy, governance etc. primarily with the help of technology find mention. Other initiatives in...

  • Social Protection
    Beegle, Kathleen, Aline Coudouel, and Emma Monsalve. Realizing the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa. World Bank, 2018.

    Poverty has been declining in Sub-Saharan Africa, but millions are still poor or vulnerable. To address this ongoing and complex problem, all countries in the region have now deployed social safety net programs as part of their core development plans. The number of programs has skyrocketed since...

  • Executive Summary
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    Report
    Rahilly, Lucia. Delivering For Citizens In How To Triple The Success Rate Of Government Transformations. McKinsey & Company, 2018.

    Governments around the world know that to deliver for citizens, they must transform the services they provide. Aging populationsare putting huge pressure...

  • 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...

  • Ease of living Index
    Ease of living Index 2018, National report., 2018.

    The ‘Ease of Living’ Index launched by the Ministry serves as a litmus test to help assess the progress made in urban environments through these various initiatives and empower cities to use evidence to plan, implement and monitor their performance. In the first round of the assessment, the...

  • Advisory
    Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. Advisory No. 13: Project management and monitoring under MIS of Smart City Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    Under the Smart City Mission (SCM), cities have prepared their Smart City Proposal (SCP) that is appropriate to its local context, resources and levels of ambition. The SCP contains the vision, plan for mobilisation of resources and intended outcomes in terms of infrastructure up-gradation and...

  • Development ERP with GIS Platform & Advanced Grievance Redressal System: Surat
    Surat Smart City Development Limited. Development ERP with GIS Platform & Advanced Grievance Redressal System: Surat. Surat Smart City Development Limited, 2018.

    Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has an objective to turn into more efficient and less paperbased organization in last few years. Both citizencentric as well as inter and intra-departmental operations are being digitized. At the same time, there is a need of organization being able to generate...

  • Office memorandum
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    List of 35 empanelled TEs
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    Operational Guidelines
    OM: Integrated Capacity Building covering all Missions of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs., 2017.

    Integrated Capacity Building covering all Missions of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs - Issuance of:

    1. Empanelment of Training Entities
    2. Operational Guidelines of lntegrated Capacity Building and
    3. Model Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between...

  • The Innovation Paradox
    Cirera, Xavier, and William F. Maloney. The Innovation Paradox: Developing - Country Capabilities and the Unrealized Promise of Technology Catch - Up. Washington, DC: The World Bank Group, 2017.

    There is vast potential for spurring economic growth by promoting innovation, yet developing countries do surprisingly little when it comes to adopting advanced-country techniques to upgrade their products, technologies, and business processes. Unless private-sector firms and public-sector...

  • Leading Beyond Limits
    Harkness, Alana, Bruce Katz, Caroline Conroy, and Ross Tilchin. Leading Beyond Limits: Mayoral Powers in the Age of New Localism. Brookings, 2017.

    This paper explores the state of mayoral powers in a shifting political economy and governance landscape; identifies ongoing challenges for research, policy, and practice; and recommend ways to address them. The study began as an investigation of city charter challenges, but expanded to address...

  • M-Governance: Jabalpur
    M-Governance: Jabalpur-311 - Jabalpur In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Jabalpur Municipal Corporation has launched a mobile-based citizen app (by the name of Jabalpur -311) in order to enable citizens of the city to access a range of civic services using their smartphone – this includes:

    • Access to services like apply online for Birth and Death...

  • Liveability Index: Short Film

    The video provides an insight into the concept of the Liveability Index.

  • Liveability Standards
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    Methodological Report
    Liveability Standards in Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The Ministry of Urban Development has developed a set of ‘Liveability Standards in Cities’ to generate a Liveability Index and rate cities. A total of 79 indicators (57 Core Indicators and 22 Supporting Indicators) have been prescribed in the document (given at Annex 1). These have been grouped...

  • Action Udaipur
    Gupta, Rohit. "Action Udaipur Making Swachh Bharat Mission Possible." eGov magazine 13, no. 3 (2017).

    Launch of Swachh Bharat Mission by Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2nd October, 2014 evoked massive enthusiasm among citizens. However, we realised that even though people were ready to contribute in the city upkeep there was no such platform available to facilitate them. Action...

  • RFP Clarification
    Summary of Discussions and Response to Queries of the Pre-Bid Meeting for "Selection of project Management Consultant (PMC) to Design, Develop, Manage and Implement Smart City Projects at Port Blair"., 2017.

    The Pre-bid meeting was held on 20th January 2017 as per schedule notified in the RFP at Indira Bhavan, Municipal Head Quarters, PBMC, Mohan Pura, Port Blair. The list of representatives of the prospective bidders attended the meeting is also attached.

  • Placemaking - Concept Notes
    Pune Smart City: Place-Making. Pune, India: Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited, 2017.

    This is a presentation prepared by Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited conceptualizing its vision for placemaking under the Smart Cities Mission for an affordable high impact urban transformation.

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

    A flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Economic Survey 2016–17 reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the previous 12 months, summarizes the performance on major development programmes, and highlights the policy initiatives of the...

  • Report of the Group of Secretaries
    Group 4: Health, Sanitation and Urban Development In Report of the Group of Secretaries. New Delhi, India: Government of India, 2017.

    On 28th October, 2016, ten sectoral Groups of Secretaries were set up by the Government for undertaking a Mid-Term Review of policies and programmes of the Government. As part of this exercise, the Groups were required to examine the performance of flagship schemes of the Ministries/Departments...

  • Smart Cities – Management of Smart Urban Infrastructures

    About this course: Learn about the principles of management of urban infrastructures in the era of Smart Cities. The introduction of Smart urban technologies into legacy infrastructures has already resulted and will continue to result in numerous challenges and opportunities....

  • Citizen Engagement Flyer
    Massive Open Online Course on Citizen Engagement. World Bank Group, 2017.

    World Bank Group announces a third delivery of the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Citizen Engagement – to be launched on March 15, 2017.

    Following two successful offerings in 2015 and 2016 which together reached over 26,000 participants around the world, this...

  • Global risks report
    Global Risks Report 2017. Geneva: World Economic Forum, 2017.

    The Global Risks Report 2017 features perspectives from nearly 750 experts on the perceived impact and likelihood of 30 prevalent global risks as well as 13 underlying trends that could amplify them or alter the interconnections between them over a 10-year timeframe.

    2016 saw a...

  • 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...

  • Governance and the Law
    Governance and the Law In World Development Report. Washington D.C.: The World Bank, 2017.

    Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? This book addresses these fundamental questions, which are at the...

  • Citizens App: Action Udaipur – Udaipur
    Citizens App: Action Udaipur – Udaipur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Participation of citizens and citizen action is a key tenet of democratic governance. Participation/ citizen action develops ownerships, which is crucial for success of any government initiate. However, direct participation/ action of citizens in government programs and civic activities poses...

  • World Development Report 2017 : Governance and the Law
    World Development Report 2017 : Governance and the Law. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2017.

    Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? This book addresses these fundamental questions, which are at the...

  • Competitiveness in South Asis
    South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2017.

    South Asia has tremendous potential to increase incomes and gain market share in exports through policies that enhance productivity and investment. If the region harnesses its productivity potential, it could be the fastest growing exporting region, for instance, tripling its share in global...

  • AMRUT: Short Film

    The video provides an insight into one of the flagship missions of Ministry of Urban Development, AMRUT.

  • OM_Hubballi Dharwad
    Office Memorandum for change in Nomination on the Board of Hubballi-Dharwad SPV. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2017.

    This OM is for the nomination of Shri Ra Kumar Gautam' Director (HFA-s) as Director on the Board of Special Purposevehicle (SPV) of Hubball Dharwad Smart City vice Shri V'K' Govil' Dy' L&DO-I
     

  • OM_SPV_Jaipur
    Office Memorandum for change in Nomination on the Board of Jaipur SPV. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2017.

    This OM is for Nomination of Ms. Archana Mittal, Director (UPA) as Director on the Board of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Jaipur Smart City vice Shri R.K. Singh, Director.

  • OM_SPV_Kochi
    Office Memorandum for change in Nomination on the Board of Kochi SPV. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2017.

    This OM is for Nomination of Shri Sajeesh Kumar N., Director (Smart Cities-III) as Director on the Board of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Kochi Smaft City vice Shri Anand Mohan, L&DO
     

  • OM_NDMC_SPV
    Office Memorandum for change in Nomination on the Board of NDMC SPV. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2017.

    This OM is for Nomination of Shri Shailendra Vikram Singh, Director (IFD) as Director on the Board of Specia! Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of NDMC Smart City vice Shri Prakash Singh, Director

  • innovative civic engagement
    Praharaj, Sarbeswar, Jung Hoon Han, and Scott Hawken. Innovative civic engagement and digital urban infrastructure: Lessons from 100 Smart Cities Mission in India. Elsevier Limited, 2017.

    In 2015 the Government of India announced an ambitious mission to develop 100 smart cities throughout the rapidly urbanising country. As part of this mission, the Government has initiated ICT based citizen engagement through a dedicated website - MyGov.in. The disparity in digital infrastructure...

  • Local Climate Governance: China
    Miao, Bo, and Yu-wai Vic Li. Local Climate Governance under the Shadow of Hierarchy: Evidence from China’s Yangtze River Delta. Urban Policy and Research, 2017.

    This study examines the making of local climate governance in the Chinese setting where central-local inter-governmental relations continue to play critical part in almost every policy domain. Through analysing the climate responses of the three provincial-level governments at the Yangtze River...

  • health in Chennai
    Gupta, Monica Das, Rajib Dasgupta, P. Kugananthan, Vijayendra Rao, T.V. Somanathan, and K.N. Tewari. Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services. The World Bank, 2017.

    India's fast-growing cities face three key challenges in improving public health outcomes. The first is the persistence of weak links in the chain -- notably, slums badly underserved with basic civic services -- that can pose public health threats to all. Richer residents corner public resources...

  • Capacity Building to use ICT
    Capacity building in a Changing ICT Environment. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , 2017.

    The ITU online publication "Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment", which is released annually, puts together scholarly articles with a focus on the human and institutional aspects of capacity building in the telecommunications/ICT sector. It covers a wide range of ICT topics that may...

  • Trust ICT
    Trust in ICT., 2017.

    This publication offers a compendium of the first outputs of ITU’s study of trust in ICTs. The publication aims to build greater understanding of the concepts, driving forces and key features of trust in the ICT context. It details technical approaches with potential to improve trust in ICT and...

  • EY India and reforms
    Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd. India: transforming through radical reforms. Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd, 2017.

    The Government’s bold measures on many fronts are helping India reach its true potential. Our fundamental economic indicators are a strong endorsement of that. Today, we have robust macroeconomic indicators such as strong GDP growth (7.6% consecutively in the last two fiscal years) and balanced...

  • Urban Governance in India
    Ahluwalia, Isher Judge. Urban governance in India. Journal of Urban Affairs, 2017.

    The pace and growth of urbanization in India poses enormous challenges to urban governance. This article examines the institutional features and devolution mechanisms of the federal framework within which cities have to deliver better quality of life for their residents and generate an...

  • ASICS
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    ASICS
    Annual Survey of India's City-Systems, 2017. Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, 2017.

    The Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) 2017 evaluates quality of governance in cities, covering 23 major cities in India across 20 states based on 89 questions. 

    Indian cities scored between 3.0 and 5.1 on 10, with Pune topping the charts for the first time. Other cities that...

  • Government at Glance
    Government at a Glance. Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 2017.

    Government at a Glance 2017 provides the latest available data on public administrations in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, and South Africa. This edition contains new...

  • Citizen Participation
    Khan, Zaheer, Jens Dambruch, Jan Peters-Anders, Andreas Sackl, Anton Strasser, Peter Fröhlich, Simon Templer, and Kamran Soomro. Developing Knowledge-Based Citizen Participation Platform to Support Smart City Decision Making: The Smarticipate Case Study. Information, 2017.

    Citizen participation for social innovation and co-creating urban regeneration proposals can be greatly facilitated by innovative IT systems. Such systems can use Open Government Data, visualise urban proposals in 3D models and provide automated feedback on the feasibility of the proposals....

  • 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...

  • Final Report
    Swachh Bharat Mission Exposure Workshop (May - October, 2016). New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    The Swachh Bharat Mission Exposure Workshop is an initiative taken by National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) with the support and guidance of Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), to do capacity building of different ULBs in India and build their understanding about solid waste management....

  • Understanding India’s Urban Frontier
    Mukhopadhyay, Partha, Marie-Hélène Zérah, Gopa Samanta, and Augustin Maria. Understanding India’s Urban Frontier: What Is behind the Emergence of Census Towns in India?. Washington DC: World Bank Group, 2016.

    This paper presents the results of an investigation of selected census towns in northern India. Census towns are settlements that India’s census classifies as urban although they continue to be governed as rural settlements. The 2011 census featured a remarkable increase in the number of census...

  • Report
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    Infographics
    Annual Survey of India's City-Systems 2016: Shaping India's Urban Agenda. Bangalore, Karnataka: Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy and Jana USP, 2016.

    Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) scores 21 cities across 18 states in India on the four aspects of City-Systems. It does so by evaluating 83 parameters spanning all four components:

    1. Urban Planning and Design
    2. Urban Capacities and Resources
    3. Empowered...

  • J Card
    J Card: An RFID Based Multi-Purpose Mobility Card for the City of Jabalpur.., 2016.

    J Card is an RFID based multi-purpose Mobility Card for the city of Jabalpur. It can be used in the following ways:

    1. Automatic Fare Collection in Public Transportation
    2. Entries in Gardens and Parks
    3. To pay Municipal Taxes
    4. Paying for Parking Lots
    5. ...

  • Evaluating Social Programs
    Evaluating Social Programs
    Evaluating Social Programs

    Learn why evaluations matter and how they can be used to rigorously measure the social impact of development programs. This practical course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations, with pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. Through a...

  • Policy Lessons from South Korea's Development
    Policy Lessons from South Korea's Development
    SKDx: Policy Lessons from South Korea's Development

    South Korea presents a compelling story of economic growth. It’s one of few countries that made the transition from a resource-poor, low-income nation to a high-income economy in only three decades. It offers a model for developing countries and in this MOOC, leading experts will explain how...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Building Smart Cities in India
    Ravi, Shamika, Adie Tomer, Ankit Bhatia, and Joseph Kane. Building Smart Cities in India - Allahabad, Ajmer, And Visakhapatnam. Washington DC: Brookings India And Brookings Institution, 2016.

    As India continues to experience rapid urban expansion, public and private leaders at a national, state, and local level are looking into ways to better manage larger populations and unlock greater economic potential. Launched under Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, the “Smart Cities Mission...

  • Innovation in cities
    Innovation In Urban Solutions, Issue 9. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2016.

    In this special issue of Urban Solutions for the World Cities Summit 2016, we explore systemic innovations around the world that are changing the way cities are governed and managed.

    Singapore’s Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong shares how his government is charting new ways...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Cyber Security
    Office Memorandum: Cyber Security Model Framework for Smart Cities. . New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    The National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India in consultation with the Industry (NASSCON, DSCI) has prepared a Cyber Security Model framework which consists cyber security requirements which may be necessary to be incorporated while inviting proposals/offers from the companies...

  • Operational Guidelines for CB
    Office Memorandum: Operational Guidelines for Individual Capacity Building. ., 2016.

    A workshop was held with Empanelled Training Entities on 22nd March 2016 at National lnstitute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi to streamline the implementation of individual capacity building program in states/UTs. On the basis of feedback received from the participants, these Operational...

  • Advisory Note No. 3
    Advisory Note No. 3 on Engagement of Key Managerial Posts and Human Resources in SPVs . New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    Subject: Engagement of Key Managerial Posts and Human Resources in SPVs

    The SPV will be required to appoint Key Managerial Persons (KMPs) i.e. Chief Executive Officer, Company Secretary and Chief Finance Officer as per requirement of the Companies Act, 2013. In addition SPVs may also need...

  • Reforms to Accelerate the Development of India’s Smart Cities - Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services
    Reforms to Accelerate the Development of India’s Smart Cities - Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services. Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum, 2016.

    This report provides a framework to address the challenges through reforms that will help ULBs to create a thriving business environment and that will address sector-specific issues. Included are recommended actions for the private sector to initiate a constructive dialogue on urban development...

  • SPV meeting
    Office Memorandum: Follow up Focus Group Meeting with Principal Secretaries (UD)/State Mission Directors/CEOs of SPVs/ Municipal Commissioners of Smart Cities. . New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    This OM is a follow up of the Focus Group Meeting with Principal Secretaries (UD) / State Mission Directors / CEOs of SPVs / Municipal Commissioners of Smart Cities and conveys the points that were agreed upon after detailed discussions.

  • Formulation of GIS Based Master Plan for AMRUT Cities: Design & Standards
    Formulation of GIS Based Master Plan for AMRUT Cities: Design & Standards. Town and Country Planning Organisation, Ministry of Urban Development, Govenment of India, 2016.

    Master Plan/Development Plan is the major tool for urban land management, providing detailed landuse allocation for the sustainable development of city/town. Most master/development plans are made for 20-year periods, in phases of five years for periodic review and revision. The most crucial...

  • Advisory Note No. 1 SPV
    Advisory Note No. 1 on the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to guide the establishment of SPV . New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    Subject: SPV establishment and converting Plans to Projects.

  • Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development?

    Recent events have shown that the relationship between government and citizens is in need of repair. In just the last few years, we have witnessed calls from all over the world, from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to the Open Government Partnership, for governments to become more open,...

  • Urban Governance, Capacity And Institutional Development
    Urban Governance, Capacity And Institutional Development In Habitat III - Policy Paper. UNHabitat, 2016.

    Since the Habitat II Conference in 1996, the wider context of urban development has changed considerably and many urban challenges have become more pronounced and evident. The globalisation of economies and value systems, population growth and rapid urbanisation, the threat of climate change and...

  • 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...

  • Model Article of Association for SPV
    Model Articles of Association for City Level Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) to be set up under Smart Cities Mission.. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    To plan, implement, manage and operate the Smart City development projects, a City Level Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) as a limited company incorporated under Companies Act, 2013, is required to be established and promoted by the concerned States/UTs in which the ULB is located. The affairs of...

  • 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-...

  • World Development Report 2016
    World Bank Group. World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends., 2016.

    Digital technologies are spreading rapidly, but digital dividends—the broader benefits of faster growth, more jobs, and better services—are not. If more than 40 percent of adults in East Africa pay their utility bills using a mobile phone, why can’t others around the world do the same? If 8...

  • Public Participation
    Gupta, Rohit. Smart governance – community participation is the pivotal force., 2016.

    This paper highlights the importance of public participation in implementing government schemes and missions on ground. Reflecting on learnings from three case experiences in previous schemes, the author, highlights the importance of the citizen participation exercise initiated under the Smart...

  • Urbanization And Development: Emerging Futures - World Cities Report 2016
    Urbanization And Development: Emerging Futures - World Cities Report 2016. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2016.

    The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The...

  • Certificate Program in Public Procurement - Self Paced

    The Governance – Global Practice of the World Bank and the partner institutions of Charter for Public Procurement Studies (CPPS) proudly present the world’s first ever, Certificate Program in Public Procurement (CPPP) offered free in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format. CPPP provides the...

  • E-Procurement Learning (Self-Paced)

    About this course: E-Government procurement (e-GP) projects are often part of the wider e-government efforts of countries to efficiently and effectively serve their citizens and businesses. E-GP promotes better governance in public procurement by increasing transparency and...

  • Swachh RWA_ SOP
    Swachh RWAs, Standard Operating Procedures for Residents' Welfare Associations., 2016.

    The Standard Operating Procedures for “Swachh RWAs” released by the Ministry of Urban Development, lays out the infrastructure norms, assessment & inspection procedures and checklists, and sanitation and waste management best practices to be followed by RWAs.
     

  • ODF Behavioural change
    Triggering for Behaviour Change towards Open Defecation., 2016.

     

    The manual on Triggering for Open Defecation Free cities which can be a very useful ready reckoner for all Urban Local Bodies that are working towards their ODF goals. ULBs can follow the guidelines provided in the pages to trigger communities and educate the citizens on the harmful...

  • Organisations list_ Swachh Bharat
    Swachh Volunteering: A ready-reckoner for organizations and individuals to contribute to the cause of Swachh Bharat Mission., 2016.

    This ready reckoner by the Ministry of Urban Development not only lists out the names of those organizations and individuals that have donated and contributed generously to the cause of Swachh Bharat, it also provides a suggestive list of ways in which corporates who want to donate and...

  • India skills report
    India Skills Report 2017. Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), 2016.

    India Skills Report 2017 is powered by Wheebox and joint initiative by PeopleStrong, a leading HR solutions and HR Technology company from India, in Collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry. India Skills Report is an effort to capture the skill levels of the supply side and needs of...

  • The promise of Big Data in Real Estate Policy
    Kim, Dr.. The Promise of Big Data in Real Estate Policy: Identifying Problems and Workable Solutions in Real Time In KRIHS Special Report 2016. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, 2016.

    The goal of this study is to provide a method for how to use big data for transparent and scientific policymaking in real estate. First of all, the study defines the concept of big data, identifies why they are crucial and what kinds of big data are available for real estate policymaking

  • 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...

  • NUHM community processes
    Thrust areas under NUHM for states focus: Community Processes. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2016.

    The National Urban Health Mission approved in May 2013, addresses a hitherto unmet need of providing health care in urban areas.The main objective of NUHM is to “address the health concerns of the urban poor through facilitating equitable access to available health facilities by rationalizing...

  • Neighbourhood Good Practices
    Compilation of Neighbourhood Good Practices. Cities Alliance, 2016.

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Chile (MINVU) began The Neighbourhood Recovery Program ¨I love my Neighbourhood¨ in 2006 to develop a comprehensive upgrading strategy for deteriorated urban areas through a participative process with the community and the municipality. The...

  • Amrut, Guidelines
    AMRUT: Operational Guidelines for Individual Capacity Building. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    The programme will involve roll out of training programmes for:
    a. Elected representatives of ULBs
    b. Functionaries from ULBs
    c. Functionaries from parastatal agencies involved in implementation of the urban missions in the cities.

  • UNDP_HDI_2016
    Human Development Report 2016. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    In past decades, there has been significant gains in human development levels in almost every country; but millions of people have not benefited from this progress. Who has been left behind and why? The Human Development Report 2016 ’Human Development for Everyone’ looks into...

  • Vizag _CCC
    Command & Communication Center Stakeholders Consultations. Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL), 2016.

    This presentation is a part of stakeholders consultation workshop held on 21 Oct 2016. This presentation explains Cm's vision to have a command and control system, journey so far to materialise his dream. It makes an asesment of current state and the steps that need to be taken to reach the...

  • smart city and data privacy
    Kitchin, Rob. Getting smarter about smart cities: Improving data privacy and data security. Ireland: Maynooth University, 2016.

    This report details the development of smart cities and urban big data, highlights the various privacy and security concerns and harms related to the deployment and use of smart city technologies and initiatives, and makes a number of suggestions for addressing trepidations about and ills...

  • State case studies
    State Forward - Best Practices from Our States. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2016.

    The compilation of this compendium reflects a bottoms-up approach, where States’ representatives were contacted to identify best practices of the model project examples within the States. Each contact person responsible for the implementation of the project has been identified in the NITI Aayog...

  • Arbitration and dispute resolution
    Debroy, Bibek, and Suparna Jain. Strengthening Arbitration and its Enforcement in India – Resolve in India. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2016.

    India has an estimated 31 million cases pending in various courts. As of 31.12.2015 there were 59,272 cases pending in the Supreme Court of India, around 3.8 million cases pending in the High Courts and around 27 million pending before the subordinate judiciary. 26% of cases, more than 8.5...

  • IPR policy
    National Intellectual Rights Policy, 2016. Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, 2016.

    Creative India; Innovative India: रचनात्मक भारतअभिनव भारत

    The Union Cabinet has approved the National Intellectual Property Rights (...

  • ICT for Development
    ITU), Phillippa Biggs(, John Garrity( Cisco), Connie LaSalle( Cisco), Anna Polomska( ITU), and Dr Robert Pep Cisco). Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development. Geneva: International Telecommunication Union, 2016.

    Impactful IoT interventions in development can improve efficiency (achieving similar levels of impact with fewer resources) and/or enhance effectiveness (increasing impact with similar levels of existing resources). In advancing global development, IoT interventions are helping to improve...

  • Digital India awards
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    Digital India Compendium
    Digital India Awards 2016. New Delhi: National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), 2016.

    The Government of India has been proactively engaged in seamless delivery of information/services with adoption of best ICT practices. Almost all Government Departments are now utilizing various medium like World Wide Web and Smart phones in making their services integrated and accessible to...

  • From MDG to SDG
    From MDGs to Sustainable Development For All: Lessons from 15 Years of Practice. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    In 2015, world leaders set out to defy the odds, committing themselves to achieve 17 ambitious and far-reaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This was not the first time the world had attempted to raise the trajectory of human progress by employing Global Goals. In 2000, world...

  • Social security India
    Rajasekhar, D, K S. Manjunath, R Manjula, and GIZ(Deutsche GmbH). Simplifying Delivery Of Social Security Benefits In Karnataka. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2016.

    Even though the Indian government has been making efforts to meet both promotional and protective social security needs such as housing, food and nutrition, education, health, old age, disability and death, “a coherent social protection policy framework is not yet in place” . The provision of...

  • 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.

  • Model Building Byelaws
    Model Building Byelaws, 2016. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    Building Bye-Laws are legal tools used to regulate coverage, height, building bulk, and architectural design and construction aspects of buildings so as to achieve orderly development of an area. They are mandatory in nature and serve to protect buildings against fire, earthquake, noise,...

  • Governance
    Muralidharan, Karthik, Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, and Aakash Mohpal. The fiscal cost of weak governance : evidence from teacher absence in India . The World Bank Group, 2016.

    The relative return to input-augmentation versus inefficiency-reduction strategies for improving education system performance is a key open question for education policy in low-income countries. Using a new nationally-representative panel dataset of schools across 1297 villages in India, this...

  • land governance India
    Deininger, Klaus W., Dorothea Huberta Ma Hilhorst, S. Narayanan, and Devika Bahadur. India - Land governance assessment : National synthesis report. The World Bank Group, 2016.

    As India continues to urbanize and move towards a less agricultural- and more industry-based economy, land demands will continue to grow. Its urban population is expected to increase by more than 200 million by 2030, requiring 4 to 8 million hectares of land for residential use alone. Demands...

  • Compendium on Public Governance
    Compendium of Innovative Practices in Public Governance and Administration for Sustainable Development. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), 2016.

    This Compendium of Innovative Practices in Public Governance and Administration for Sustainable Development explores three shifts in government-society interactions that have had significant impact on public administration and public service . These are the (i) demand for more people-centered...

  • Open governance
    Open Governance in the Smart City. Smarticipate, 2016.

    Open Governance in the Smart City was developed in the framework of the EU funded Horizon 2020 research project smarticipate. Through eleven cases – 9 European and 2 non-European cities - the report provides an overview of the variety of approaches local governments and communities can take to...

  • Cities and Citizen
    Vogt, Marek, and Peter Fröhlich. Understanding Cities and Citizens: Developing Novel Participatory Development Methods and Public Service Concepts . Real Corp, 2016.

    The European Commission (EC) aims to facilitate bottom-up initiatives to speed up economic growth. For that it is necessary to empower citizens and businesses. Open data is key to this, as easy access to the right data opens the door for them to contribute as active and efficient actors in...

  • PhD thesis
    Ruggiero, Karena, , and Barry W. Golden. A Criteria-Based Evaluation of Environmental Literacy Plans in the United States. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016.

    In response to the lack of formalized environmental education in the United States, 48 states are in the process of developing Environmental Literacy Plans (ELP) through their state environmental education organization (SEEO). The North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE)...

  • Smart Pune - Citizen Engagement
    Smart Pune: Creation of a Vision Community. Pune, India: Pune Municipal Corporation, 2015.

    The case study focuses on 'How Pune leveraged citizen engagement at scale to create a Vision Community?'

    A Citizen Engagement Model aimed to create a Vision Community to engage Citizens in setting direction for Smart Pune. Created with a distinctive 5S strategy of Speed, Scale, Structure...

  • Citizen Engagement Report
    Citizen-Centric Model Development Based On Identification Of Urban Issues., 2015.

    Globally, ‘Smart Solutions’ tend to be technology centric with the emphasis on taking the city’s efficiency to the next level. In India, we have a unique situation with significant shortcomings in basic infrastructure. In addition, we have huge differences in income levels, demographics, and...

  • Digital India_ Command Service Centre
    Implementation Guidelines for the Project “CSC 2.0- A way forward. New Delhi, India: Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, 2015.

    This document is intended for State Governments/UT Administrations and District Administrations as guidance for executing the Common Services Centre (CSC) 2.0-A way Forward in the States/UTs. The document describes CSC 2.0 along with its objectives, governance mechanism, role and...

  • 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...

  • Innovation Wednesday: Cities for Citizens
    Innovation Wednesday: Cities for Citizens
    Innovation Wednesday: Cities for Citizens

    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 Kaustuv Bandyopadhyay, Director of...

  • Innovation Friday: Finding Smart Solutions (The Potential & Risk of ICT)
    Innovation Friday: Finding Smart Solutions (The Potential & Risk of ICT)
    Innovation Friday: Finding Smart Solutions (The Potential & Risk of ICT)

    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 Anthony Townsend, urban planner and...

  • Handbook on Urban Laws and Policies
    Handbook on Urban Laws and Policies that Impact Housing Vol- II. Vol. 2. Mumbai: Praja Foundation, 2015.

    This Handbook is in the nature of a reference work, which describes in brief the various Acts in Maharashtra that impact urban housing, as well as the various policies and schemes, both Central and State, that affect what kind of urban housing is built, and for whom.

  • Top Ten Urban Innovations
    Top Ten Urban Innovations. Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum, 2015.

    People continue to be drawn to cities by the economic, social and creative opportunities they offer; large cities are more productive than rural areas, producing more patents and yielding higher returns on capital. McKinsey estimates that the world’s top 100 cities will account for 35% of global...

  • Reference Framework for Smart Cities
    Bhattacharya, Shrimoyee, Sujaya Rathi, Sonali Anusree Patro, and Niepukhrie Tepa. Reconceptualising Smart Cities: A Reference Framework for India Compendium of Resources. Bangalore: Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), 2015.

    This report argues that the larger notions of sustainability and good governance encompass the overarching goals of smart cities across the globe. Technology, especially Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an important enabler in attaining sustainability and good governance....

  • Unpacking Metropolitan Governance
    Andersson, Mats, Verena Maier, and Fabienne Perucca. Unpacking Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Development. Bonn, Germany: GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2015.

    This case study analysis forms part of the publication series “Unpacking metropolitan governance” that documents experiences and gives hands-on approaches for stakeholders in the field of sustainable development of metropolitan regions. The analysis and the summary reports of the case studies of...

  • Cape Town KPMG Report
    Exploring the Benefits of Technology to Government and Society: A study of Thomson Reuters Aumentum in the City of Cape Town, South Africa. Delaware, United States of America: KPMG International, 2015.

    The City of Cape Town has leveraged Thomson Reuters technology in the Valuations Department to enhance its operations, promote productivity and increase data accuracy. The new technology has allowed the City of Cape Town to:

    • Reduce turnaround time for valuations by 75% – from 20...

  • 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....

  • Smart Maps for Smart Cities
    Smart Maps for Smart Cities. Dalberg Global Development Advisors, 2015.

    This is an independent study conducted by Dalberg Global Development Advisors in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and supported by Google, from September 2014 to April 2015. Smart Maps are critical tools to accelerate progress toward India’s social and economic...

  • Smart Cities Framework for India
    Integrated ICT and Geospatial Technologies: Framework for 100 Smart Cities Mission. New Delhi: NASSCOM, International Youth Centre, 2015.

    The Integrated ICT and Geospatial Technologies Framework for the 100 Smart Cities Mission has been developed with the aim to demystify the role of ICT in developing Smart Cities. The framework tries to capture and address the issues & needs of all stakeholders including citizens and...

  • How Adelaide revitalized itself through placemaking
    Johnston, Stephanie. How Adelaide revitalized itself through ‘placemaking’. Adelaide: Citiscope, 2015.

    Adelaide’s transformation is the product of simple and inexpensive strategies for activating its public spaces. It started a few years ago with light-weight interventions such as shutting down a street to cars for a night, giving it over to food vendors and musicians, and giving those commuters...

  • Report of the Committee on National Optical Fibre Network
    Report of the Committee on National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN). Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and Technology, Government of India, 2015.

    Over the last few years, the NOFN project has fallen far behind its planned schedule. The committee has analysed the causes in some detail, and interacted with those concerned to try and understand the reasons for the delays. Based on this, the report makes specific recommendations regarding...

  • Municipal Governance
    Municipal Governance - A Vital Piece of the Sub-National Governance Puzzle. UNHabitat, 2015.

    This discussion paper examines the situation, challenges and opportunities facing Afghanistan's cities in terms of municipal governance. It shows that the 33 Provincial Municipalities1 are a key sub-national governance element that are, more than ever, vital to achieve the Government's vision of...

  • ICT in Urban Services
    ICT in Urban Services In Compendium of Global Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    Technological advancements have changed the way we think of urban and spatial planning. The inclusion of conventional elements with modern technologies is allowing this field to advance at a rapid pace. The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in urban and spatial planning has...

  • 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...

  • OM Citizen Consultation
    Office Memorandum: Citizen Consultations to Prepare Smart Cities Proposals (SCP). . New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

  • Citizens for City 
    Gopal, Karuna. Presentation on Citizens for City . Foundation for Futuristic Cities, 2015.

    The presentation illustrates a case study on Co-Creation and Innovation to make Indian Cities Livable.

  • Orchestrating Infrastructure for Sustainable Smart Cities
    Orchestrating Infrastructure for Sustainable Smart Cities. Geneva, Switzerland: International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), 2015.

    The development of a smart city requires participation, input, ideas and expertise from a wide range of stakeholders. Public governance is naturally critical, but participation from the private sector and citizens of the community are equally important. It also requires a proper balance of

    ...

  • Innovation Wednesdays: Q&A - Submitting a Competitive Smart Cities
    Innovation Wednesdays: Q&A - Submitting a Competitive Smart Cities
    Innovation Wednesdays: Q&A - Submitting a Competitive Smart Cities

    Dr. Sameer Sharma is the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Mission Director of the Smart Cities Mission. He previously served as the Principal Secretary, Urban Development in Andhra Pradesh. Prior to that, he served as Municipal Commissioner of three cities - Hyderabad,...

  • 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...

  • EOB WB
    Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms. New Delhi, India: Make in India, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, 2015.

    Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms”– as a scorecard to take stock of what reforms have happened, and to identify the way forward for States. The report highlights the innovations and achievements on individual reforms, so that States can easily identify counterparts who have...

  • medical colleges and MCI
    National Urban Health Mission and Medical colleges collaboration to strengthen urban health. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2015.

    NUHM has been envisaged to cover cities and towns with more than 50,000 population as well as District Headquarters having population ranging from 30,000 – 50,000. This brochure briefs the focus area, objectives and thrusts of NUHM. Then discusses the structure of Health Care and Delivery System...

  • Development through PPP UNIDO
    Networks for Prosperity. Connecting Development Knowledge Beyond 2015. Vienna, Austria: United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), 2015.

    Networks and knowledge networks are becoming increasingly important to support industrial development in line with the Millennium Development Goals. The present second Networks for Prosperity report, building on the foundational first report, taps the knowledge of academics and practitioners...

  • Social sector in India
    Social Sector Service Delivery: Good Practices Resource Book 2015. NITI Aayog, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2015.

    The social sector in India has been inundated with a variety of successful development initiatives by the state governments. These have showcased innovative approaches, effective strategies, long lasting impact and sustainability in reaching out to the most marginalized sections of population....

  • 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,...

  • Readiness report Smart City Council
    Smart Cities Readiness Guide. Smart Cities Council, 2015.

    This document was assembled with input from many of the world’s leading smart city practitioners – the members and advisors of the Smart Cities Council. It will help you create a vision for the future of your own city. Equally important, it will help you build an action plan to get to that...

  • Safer communities_Verizon
    Building Smarter and Safer Communities. Verizon Enterprise, 2015.

    The safety of both officers and citizens depends on real-time situational awareness and immediate contact with colleagues and support personnel. Learn in this case study linked below how Council Lead Partner Verizon worked with...

  • Technology for City Services
    Greenberg, Sherri R.. Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services. Washington DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2015.

    Created by the IBM Center for the Business of Government, Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services studies emerging trends in the innovative services that smart cities offer and the ways that the cities themselves are adapting to create those services. It presents six key...

  • spatial network for smart cities
    OGC Smart Cities Spatial Information Framework. Open Geospatial Consortium, 2015.

    Location information can provide valuable insight that smart cities can use to improve the lives of citizens. The Open Geospatial Consortium Smart Cities Spatial Information Framework provides guidance on planning and implementing open spatial standard architectures, which are key to driving...

  • 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...

  • Smart City planning support
    Kobayashi, Takeshi, and Shinji Ikaruga. Development of a smart city planning support tool using the cooperative method In Frontiers of Architectural Research. Vol. 4. Elsevier, 2015.

    A reduction of environmental burdens is currently required. In particular, proposing a new approach for the construction of a smart city using renewable energy is important. The technological development of a smart city is founded building equipment and infrastructure. However, planning methods...

  • Innovation in Europes cities
    Innovation in Europe’s Cities. LSE Cities, 2015.

    Innovation in European Cities sets out the context for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ European Mayors Challenge. It gives an overview of the key themes facing European cities today and provides an independent analysis of the 155...

  • Model RFP for Selection of Consulting Services for Assessment of Non-Revenue Water and Developing Strategy and Implementation Action Plan for Reduction Plan for reduction of Non-Revenue Water in Select Smart Cities

    The Government of India has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) (the “Bank”) in the form of a credit toward the cost of Capacity Building for Urban Development (CBUD) Project. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of Indiaan...

  • 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...

  • Sensitization in Urban Transport1
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    Sensitization in Urban Transport1
    Sensitization about Urban Transport (Reference guide + Training Module). Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2015.

    This volume of the sensitization  module aims to present  the Urban Transport scenario in India and to understand the ill effects of neglected urban transport on the environment, energy, public health and safety. It essentially gives a broad introduction to the key issues that form the main...

  • City Prosperity Index
    The City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) Global City Report – 2015. UN-HABITAT, 2015.

    The Global City Report is the starting point for the comparison of cities, using a limited number of indicators that are representative of Prosperity and Sustainable Urban Development.

    Through the use of official data from cities and countries, the Global City Report presents a global...

  • Urban Solidarity
    Urban Solidarity - Community Led Neighbourhood Upgrading by People for People In The State of Afghan Cities Programme. UNHabitat, 2014.

    This discussion paper reflects on over 10 years of community-based neighbourhood upgrading in Afghanistan's cities. It shows the huge potential and value of citizen engagement in upgrading, promoting a culture of civic responsibility and community solidarity. It demonstrates that these...

  • digital dimensions of smart city
    Patašius, Martynas, and Irena Patašienė. Digital dimension of smart city: critical analysis In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 156. Elsevier, 2014.

    The analyses of publications show unclear differences between the definition of a digital city and a smart city. The critical analysis of references allows us to define the role of a digital dimension of a smart city. A deeper analysis of the concept of smart social systems shows that many...

  • Conjunctive Water Management
    Conjunctive Water Management. New Delhi, India: TARU Leading Edge Pvt.Ltd., 2014.

    Presently, the per capita water available in Indore is less (~100 lpcd) as compared to national norms (~135 lpcd) (CPHEEO). Recurrent water crisis, deteriorating infrastructure, high distributions losses, poor revenues and growing population have all contributed to this. Climate change...

  • Compendium of Best Practices
    Compendium of Best Practices on RTI: Volume 1. New Delhi, India: Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, 2014.

    The Right to Information Act, 2005 is one of the most important legislation of the Government of India to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of the Government. Within eight years of its enactment, RTI has become one of the most effective means to make an informed...

  • Safe Access Manual
    Shah, Sonal, Sahana Goswami, Lubaina Rangwala, and Robin King. Safe Access Manual: Safe Access to Mass Transit Stations in Indian Cities., 2014.

    The Safe Access Manual is EMBARQ India’s latest publication and offers recommendations to develop safe access to mass transit stations in Indian cities. An investment of 15 billion USD has already been made across various cities to develop mass transit infrastructure such as metro rail and bus...

  • The Evolution of National Urban Policies
    Turok, Ivan. The Evolution of National Urban Policies: A Global Overview. Nairobi : UN-HABITAT, 2014.

    The purpose of this publication is to review the experience of national urban policies (NUPs) in selected countries around the world in order to draw broad lessons that would inform other countries interested in formulating or implementing their own policies. The urban challenges 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...

  • Managing Secondary Cities: Cities Alliance
    Roberts, Brian H.. Managing Systems of Secondary Cities. Brussels, Belgium: Cities Alliance, 2014.

    Secondary cities have recently become the subject of renewed interest by scholars and international development organisations. Today they are no longer defined by population size, but rather by their functionality and connectivity with global and national systems of cities, which has a...

  • National Urban Policies
    Turok, Ivan. The Evolution of National Urban Policies: A Global Overview. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2014.

    More than half of the world’s population currently live in cities, and a projected 70 per cent will be living in urban areas by 2050. Urban settlements are growing and will continue to grow whether this is planned or they simply spread. Much of the way in which cities progress, stagnate or...

  • making local actions matter
    Making Local Actions Matter: Good Practices in Decentralized Planning, Implementation and Monitoring. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2014.

    Strengthening decentralized planning and implementation from below is a major strategy in development management. This is largely believed to positively affect lives of disadvantaged people. The argument for greater devolution is premised upon the fact that transfer of funds, functions and...

  • Smart City Surveillance networks
    Top 14 Best Practices for Building Video Surveillance Networks. Allied Telesis Inc, 2014.

    The shift from analog to Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance cameras has changed the way that video surveillance systems are built. Instead of running lengths of coax cable from multiplexers out to cameras, an IP-based surveillance system involves plugging the cameras into an Ethernet Local Area...

  • RAY: Quality Assurance mannual
    Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) Quality Assurance Manual 2014. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2014.

    This Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) has been prepared with the objective of putting in place a comprehensive, consistent and common system through Testing and Inspections for quality assurance to address specific need of the project to be taken up for implementation of under Rajiv Awas Yojana...

  • National Innovation Council
    Council, India Innovation. National Innovation Initiatives (2010-2014). New Delhi, India: India Innovation Council, 2014.

    Innovation involves thinking differently, creatively and insightfully to create solutions that have an impact in terms of social and economic value.

    National Innovation Council (NInC) setup under the Chairmanship of Mr. Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the PM on PIII to discuss, to analyse and...

  • Building transparency
    Discussion Paper: Building Transparency, Accountability and Anti-corruption into the Post 2015 Development Agenda. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2014.

    Today, there is growing evidence and awareness about the impact of transparency and accountability for citizens to enjoy effective service delivery. These linkages have been widely aknowledged by different international and national stakeholders addressing the role of effective insitutions in...

  • Social Innovation
    Social Innovation for Public Service Excellence. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2014.

    Governments around the world are grappling with societal challenges that are acting as a brake on sustainable economic growth, leading to inequality and instability in society, and impinging upon the general well-being of their population.

    Social innovation is a response to these...

  • Self Employment_MoHUPA
    Self Employment Programme: Operational Guideline. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    This component will focus on financial assistance to individuals/groups of urban poor for setting up gainful self-employment ventures/ micro-enterprises, suited to their skills, training, aptitude and local conditions. The component will also support Self Help Groups (SHGs) of urban poor to...

  • City Management Korea
    Moon, Prof. Chai. City Management and Urban Renewal In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Edited by Dr. Jaeyoon Yoo. Vol. 10. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer introduces the reader to the concepts involved in city management and discusses the evolution of legal framework in Korea for city management. Further, it describes the current Urban Management and Renewal Projects and discusses their performance and shortcomings.

     

  • Municipal Accounting
    Abraham, C.T.. Municipal Accounting Reforms in India - An Implementation Guide In South Asia Working Paper Series. Vol. 20. Manila, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2013.

    India’s first generation of economic reforms made a significant change in the perception of the role of local self-government bodies in the Indian public governance system. One of the important reforms introduced during this period was the Constitution (Seventy-fourth Amendment) Act, 1992. This...

  • Volunteer City
    Volunteer Handbook - Volunteer Program. California : City of Roseville, California, 2013.

    Volunteer handbook designed to provide information about volunteering with the City of Roseville, California.

  • 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...

  • Housing Policy
    Park, Dr. Miseon. Housing Policy In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy. Vol. 7. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer aims to share the knowledge and experiences of territorial planning and policy in Korea for the past 60 years. The Housing Policy primer discusses the current housing conditions and achievements, evolution of Housing Policy, major housing policy measures and their implications....

  • CLC urban solutions3
    Public Engagement In Urban Solutions, Volume 3. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2013.

    Public engagement is a pressing issue for cities everywhere. Governments have long consulted and involved citizens in various ways, but engagement has acquired greater urgency because of the rise of social media, smartphone apps, and other information technologies. These allow an unprecedented...

  • MoUD CCBP Toolkit
    Toolkit for Comprehensive Capacity Building Programme In Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission Toolkit. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, 2013.

    The guidelines for Comprehensive Capacity Building Programme (CCBP) outlined the need for an integrated and targeted support to ULBs to proactively plan, implement and monitor capacity building activities. To support Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to execute capacity building programmes as per the...

  • Institutionalising Citizen's Participation in Urban Governance
    Institutionalising Citizen's Participation in Urban Governance In Policy Brief. New Delhi: Participatory Research In Asia (PRIA), 2013.

    This prolicy brief empahsises the need in ensuirng citizen's particitaion. By analysing case studies from different countries, it has been observed that though spaces and opportunities for citizen participation in urban areas have been created through rules, policies and constitutional...

  • Policy Brief
    Bandopadhya, Kaustav Kanti, and Bhavita Vaishnava. Institutionalising Citizen Participation in Urban Governance., 2013.

    Participation of citizens and their engagement in the governance cycle in cities and towns has its own set of challenges. Ground realities reflect that citizens in urban areas are rarely included or involved in decision-making, especially the marginalised and vulnerable ones, who indeed are the...

  • Barcelona Case Study
    Parkinson, Prof. Michael. Barcelona In Scientific Report. ESPON 2013 Programme, 2013.

    Barcelona is an important case study. It is a major European city which has undergone massive economic transformation during the past three decades after the advent of democracy in Spain. It makes a substantial contribution to the regional Catalan, Spanish national and European economy. It...

  • Gender in implementation
    Making Joint Gender Programmes Work. Guide for design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2013.

    This guide sets out how to improve the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of joint gender programmes (JPG). It helps address some of the less tangible areas that are often constraints to JGP success, such as power dynamics and the need for coordination, negotiation, leadership...

  • NULM: Capacity building
    Capacity Building and Training (Operational Guidelines): National Urban Livelihoods Mission. New Delhi: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The key objectives of the Capacity Building and Training (CB&T) component are:

    a. To transform the role of M/o HUPA and State Agencies in charge of urban poverty alleviation into providers of high quality technical assistance in the field of livelihood promotion and urban poverty...

  • Employment:nulm
    Employment through Skills Training & Placement, (Operational Guidelines): National Urban Livelihoods Mission. New Delhi: Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The broader objective of the Employment through Skills Training & Placement (EST&P) Program is –

    a. To provide an asset to the urban poor in the form of skills for sustainable livelihood

    b.To increase the income of urban poor through structured, market-oriented certified...

  • NULM : Self Employment
    Self Employment Programme (Operational Guidelines): National Urban Livelihoods Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    This component will focus on financial assistance to individuals/groups of urban poor for setting up gainful self-employment ventures/ micro-enterprises, suited to their skills, training, aptitude and local conditions. The component will also support Self Help Groups (SHGs) of urban poor to...

  • Social Mobilisation: NULM
    Social Mobilisation and Institution Development (Operational Guidelines): National Urban Livelihoods Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) shall rest on the foundation that the mobilisation of urban poor households to form their own institutions is an important investment for an effective and sustainable poverty reduction programme. These institutions of the poor would partner with...

  • Ray_ Citizen Participation
    Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY): Guidelines for Community Participation 2013 - 2022. Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The Guidelines on Community Participation aim to describe the process of engaging communities in all the stages of RAY, including planning, survey, preparation of Slum Free City Plan of Action (SFCPoA), micro planning during preparation of DPR, implementation of projects and operation and...

  • Ray guidelines for GIS
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    Ray_GIS
    Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) Guidelines and training Module for GIS, MIS & GIS - MIS Integration 2013 - 2022. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    Preparation of these guidelines is mainly to assist the ULBs/States on the process to be followed for GIS mapping at City and Slum level, data entry of slum survey and household survey data into MIS and integration of this MIS with GIS at slum level and household level for preparation of SFCPoA...

  • Ray_DPR guidelines
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    Ray_DPR
    Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY): Guidelines for Preparation of Detailed Project Reports 2013 - 2022 & Training Module on DPR preparation. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The guidelines for RAY provide flexibility to States/UTs and cities in deciding solutions specific to the requirements of each slum, whether redevelopment, up gradation, or relocation in consultation with community though In-situ re-development is the programme of choice. The preparation of...

  • GIZ social protection
    GmbH), GIZ(Deutsche. A Smart Card Solution for India’s Public Distribution System (PDS) In How Rashtriya Swathya Bima Yojana’s information technology can improve benefit delivery under the PDS. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2013.

    One of the largest programmes is the Public Distribution System (PDS), India’s only safety net – designed to improve food security through the provision of subsidised commodities. Since the 1960s, the PDS has distributed grains, sugar and kerosene to help households meet their consumption needs...

  • E-Governance and ICT
    Compendium of Innovative E-government Practices, Volume V. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), 2013.

    As information and communication technologies (ICTs) are dramatically changing the lives of people around the world, governments must come to grips with finding solutions that will increase public value to their citizens.

    The main objective of developing the UN/DESA Compendium of...

  • Community Managed Sanitation Complexes
    Sadhukhan, Bedoshruti, Ritu Thakur, and Soumya Chaturvedula. Community Managed Sanitation Complexes, Tiruchirapalli In Case Study., 2012.

    Due to inadequate sanitation facilities and a lack of hygiene education, by the late 1990s, the urban poor within the City of Tiruchirapalli were subject to frequent outbreaks of water borne diseases. A lack of maintenance, rather than existence of toilet facilities, was identified as the main...

  • Urban solution singapore
    Urban Solutions. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2012.

    The Centre for Liveable Cities, or CLC, works to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. As our flagship periodical, URBAN SOLUTIONS aims to deliver useful content to city leaders and urban practitioners on how to make their cities more liveable...

  • Data Sharing
    National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NSDAP). New Delhi, India: The Gazette of India, 2012.

    The National Policy will increase the accessibility and easier sharing of non-sensitive data amongst the registered users and their availability for scientific, economic and social developmental purposes. Detailed Policy document will be prepared within six months. All the data holding...

  • handabook for youth and children
    A Handbook for Using Community Decision-Making to Improve the Lives of Children, Youth and Families. Washington, D.C.: The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) , 2012.

    This handbook provides information and tools that can help you drive the changes necessary to improve the well-being of the children and families where you live. Each chapter will explore the critical capacities needed to help communities establish a decision-making process. This guide includes...

  • Training for better cities
    Training for better Cities. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2012.

    Training for better cities is a UN-Habitat practice note exploring the role of training in capacity development. While training continues to be a frequent activity it has over the last years become evident that these investments often are not very effective in increasing the capacities of the...

  • Public Administration
    Compendium of Innovative E-government Practices, Volume IV. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), 2012.

    In the face of increasing demands on governments to become more effective and efficient, coupled with a need to pay more attention to user needs, governments have been forced to rethink their approach to service delivery.

    Although many countries have implemented one-stop portals, online...

  • Model RFP Templates Selection of Consulting Agencies
    Model RFP Templates: Selection of Consulting Agencies for E-Governance Projects In Preparation of Model Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Toolkit and Guidance Notes for preparation of RFPs for E–Governance Projects. Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India, 2011.

    All the deliverables of the assignment “Preparation of Model Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Toolkit and Guidance Notes for preparation of RFPs for E–Governance Projects” are based on existing Central Government Guidelines, feedback from stakeholders and prevalent international practices. However...

  • Guidance Notes: Model RFP Templates for Consulting Services
    Guidance Notes: Model RFP Templates for Consulting Services In Preparation of Model Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Toolkit and Guidance Notes for preparation of RFPs for E–Governance Projects. Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India, 2011.

    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...

  • City of Kirkwood Strategic Plan
    City of Kirkwood Strategic Plan. Kirkwood: Kirkwood City Council, 2011.

    The City of Kirkwood exists for only one purpose and that is to serve the needs of its citizens. Having said this, the simplicity stops. Serving the needs of citizens requires the provision of services such as public works, police, fire, leisure opportunities, and the behind the scene support...

  • Egypt
    Shehayeb, Dr. Dina K., and Dr. Khaled Abdelhalim. Maximising use value: Action guide for informal areas. Cairo, Egypt: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, 2011.

    This user-friendly Action Guide addresses concerns of the local government in Greater Cairo when dealing with informal areas. It demonstrates that there are positive practices of local communities as well as potentials resulting from the urban fabric of such areas. These potentials...

  • 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...

  • Best Practices_innovation in textile
    Harnessing Sustainable Linkages for SMEs in Turkey’s Textile Sector. MDG Achievement Fund, 2011.

    Although economic and social conditions in Turkey have improved rapidly in the last 10 years, the country still suffers from some key development challenges, including significant regional disparities and high unemployment among youth and women. Targeting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in...

  • capacity Building for SWM
    Capacity Building for Solid Waste Management. Thiruvananthapuram : Centre for Environment and Development, 2011.

    The approach to capacity building in SWM should be not only about technology and economics but also about: Understanding the administration systems for waste management and related activities (multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral). Understanding the need for human resource development to achieve...

  • E-Governance
    The Catalytic Effects of e-Governance. Egov, 2011.

    e-Service delivery in our country is fragmented due to multiple entities. e-Governance initiatives in different departments are carried out independent of each other, which dilutes the impact. One-window citizen services can be a reality—the first step is to set up an inter-departmental data...

  • Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas in Egypt1
    Abdelhalim, Khaled, and Mohammad Abou Samra. Participatory Upgrading of Informal Areas A Decision-makers’ Guide for Action. Cairo, Egypt: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, 2010.

    This publication outlines a model of participatory upgrading implemented in Egypt and how to apply that model. It represents the accumulated experience of the Egyptian-German Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) since 1998.

    The book consists of two parts. The first...

  • Building cities
    Rojas, Eduardo. Building Cities Neighbourhood Upgrading and Urban Quality of Life. Washington DC: Inter-American Development Bank, 2010.

    Building Cities reviews the experiences of the Latin American and Caribbean region in the design and implementation of neighbourhood upgrading programmes. The volume has a particular focus on the lessons learned by specialists of the Inter-American Development Bank and their technical and...

  • Count me in
    Mundy, Paul, and Jean du Plessis. Count me in: Surveying for tenure security and Urban land management. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2010.

    Published in 2010, this publication by UN-HABITAT  is about participatory enumerations and the role they can play in urban upgrading, planning and development – and in improving land tenure security for the residents of informal settlements around the world.

    It looks at who undertakes...

  • A Balanced Approach to Implementing the Balanced Scorecard
    Rivenbark, William C., and Eric J. Peterson. "A Balanced Approach to Implementing the Balanced Scorecard." Popular Government 74, no. 1 (2008).

    Organizational barriers have tended to make the balanced scorecard, a management tool that links departmental performance and organizational goals, an option only for large local governments. A School faculty member and a North Carolina town manager present a case study of how the manager's town...

  • 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...

  • Guidelines
    International Guidelines on Decentralisation and the Strengthening of Local Authorities. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2007.

    UN‑HABITAT commissioned a survey and presented a report in 2002 stressing the importance of effective decentralization for enhancing local governance in support of the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. The survey noted that a number of developed and developing countries were involved in...

  • Compendium of Urban Performance Indicators
    Joshi, Dr. Ravikant, and Sanjukta Ray. Compendium on Urban Performance Indicators., 2005.

    This is a compendium of Urban Performance indicators which explains various performance indicators pertaining to all the aspects of Municipal / Urban Governance and Development.

  • The Public Participation Handbook: Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement
    James L. Creighton. The Public Participation Handbook: Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement. Wiley: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

    This book is written for the thousands of people in federal, state, or local agencies, community organizations, or corporations who see the value of involving the public in decisions made by their organizations but seek practical guidance on how to do this effectively. As the word handbook in...

  • Redesigning Governance
    Joshi, Dr. Ravikant. Redesigning Governance: The Relevance of Management Information System in Municipal Bodies., 2005.

    This is a Manual of Municipal Management Information System. This book is aimed at orienting various stakeholders towards standardised formats to understand information, through the use of Management Information Systems (MIS) reports. The book has value for a range of stakeholders: within...

  • Citizen Participation in Decision-Making: Is it Worth the Effort?
    Irvin, Renee A., and John Stansbury. "Citizen Participation in Decision-Making: Is it Worth the Effort?" (2004).

    It is widely argued that increased community participation in government decision- making produces many important benefits. Dissent is rare: It is difficult to envision anything but positive outcomes from citizens joining the policy process, collaborating with others, and reaching consensus to...

  • 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.

  • 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.