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  • Op-ed
    Mehta, Meera, and Dinesh Mehta. Covid Bonds to Join the Cause. Mumbai: The Economic Times, 2020.

    The Covid-19 lockdown relief package announced by GoI on March 26 — to be reportedly followed by a second one soon — is a good start. But compared to other countries, it is very low. Recognising that government budgets are stretched, and that the current crisis will further affect receipts of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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,...

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

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

    Three relatively short papers, with Annexes,...

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

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

  • Model Request for Proposal for Credit Ratings of ULBs

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

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

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

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

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