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1 The UK Development Footprint in India – Urban Sector February 24, 2014

2 Presence in the Urban Sector in India Over 30 years of engagement 1 st Generation of Urban Programmes 2 nd Generation of Urban Programmes Evolving 4 th Generation of Urban Programmes Ongoing 3 rd Generation of Urban Programmes Enhanced focus on sustainable development - smart urban growth. Different management styles targeting different levels of governments and stakeholders developed Disproportionately high focus on specific intervention- slum infrastructure development Slum infrastructure remained the focus; contour broadened with focus on wider municipal reforms and urban environmental planning Slight transition from 2 nd generation - urban centres as drivers of economic prosperity: focus on the state as a whole

3 Emerging Priority: Smart Urbanisation Building inclusive and climate resilient cities Skill and institutions for smart urbanisation Mobilising public and private financing for economic development of urban areas Build financially stronger and functionally autonomous local government institutions Women and girls – safety, security, and empowerment

4 Inclusive and Climate Resilient Cities Managing Climate Risks for Urban Poor (£85m) – 4-6 cities to be selected from India Prosperity Fund Projects (£100-150K) – Create a cohesive technical, policy and financial environment to build low carbon, resource efficient cities Energy demand side management for commercial buildings, Mumbai Planning for low carbon cities, Madurai and Mysore Low Carbon Urban Development Plan, Aluva, Kerala (proposed) Adopting low-carbon LED street lighting on a large scale by ULBs, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar Climate Change Innovation Programme (£12m) – SAPCCs in six states

5 Inclusive and Climate Resilient Cities Madhya Pradesh Urban Infrastructure Investment Project (MPUIIP) (£27m) – Improving energy efficiency of municipal services – Pilot on transit-oriented development (under discussion) – Smart cities pilot: two urban centres – Second generation city development plans – Planning and development control regulations – Heritage conservation (three pilots) Support to National Policies on Urban Poverty Reduction (SNPUPR) (£14m) – 20 slum free city plan of actions (SFCPoAs) MoU with Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) (£1m) – Develop low-carbon climate-resilient Kolkata – Develop a plan of action

6 Skill and Institutions for Smart Urbanisation Potential priority areas – Target areas identified Education and skills for those training to be urban planners Support to existing planners/current standard practices Upgrading India’s building and planning regulations – Building capacities of urban apex institutions (existing and proposed) (£5-8m) Research functions Tools and technologies Policy Influencing Piloting innovations

7 Mobilising Private Financing Focus on mobilising private sector financing in urban infrastructure (£130m) – Affordable housing programme – Infrastructure debt financing programme – Infrastructure equity investment programme – Odisha Support for Urban Infrastructure Programme Municipal development funds (£12-15m) – Madhya Pradesh Urban Infrastructure Investment Project – Support for Urban Reforms Programme, Bihar Economic corridors (under discussion) – Linking smart technical assistance (TA)

8 Urban Governance Mobilising public financing (central and state schemes) Strengthen domestic resource mobilisation (tax, non-tax) – MP, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal Improved public financial management (accounting, budgeting, procurement, audit) – MP, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal Promoting e-governance (MP, Bihar) – Municipal ERP systems (common platform for all cities) – Centralised grievance redressal systems – Vehicle tracking management system (MP) – Automated building plan permission systems (MP) Strengthening project management capacities – City-scale water supply projects, city sanitation plans (WB, Bihar) – Project management for central schemes (JNNURM, UIDSSMT)

9 Focus on Women and Girls DFID focus on women and girls – cuts-across portfolio – Economic empowerment (Bihar) Mobilisation of women SHGs; federalisation (city & state) Create micro-finance and capacities; credit linkages Build entrepreneurial capital (EDCs) – Reducing violence against women (MP) Pilot in four cities Safe mass transport; infrastructure in public spaces – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) Partnering MoHUPA on development and management

10 Thank You

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