Building from the Bottom: Infrastructure and Poverty Alleviation

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With critical insights into infrastructure governance, this study provides perspectives from policy-making, urban and rural aspects, technology, connectivity, capacity building and participation. There is an increasingly urgent need for large-scale environmental improvement programs and for strengthening governance and the capacity of local institutions to plan, implement, and finance infrastructure provision and service delivery. The book contains a number of such best-practice case studies to reflect community participation, innovation, and commitment—all vital ingredients to the process of building from the bottom up.

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Sameer Kochhar is the president of the Skoch Development Foundation, the leading think tank on digital, social, and financial inclusion issues in India; the CEO of Skoch Consultancy Services; a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies; and the creator of the world’s largest independent online knowledge repositories on financial inclusion, digital inclusion, and urban development. He is the author of six books, including Speeding Financial Inclusion, and the chief editor of Inclusion, a quarterly publication focused on development economics issues. M. Ramachandran is secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development for the government of India. He was selected to be on deputation to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in India, was principal secretary to the chief minister before rising to the position of chief secretary.

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"The book focuses on the infrastructure for the common man. I am particularly impressed by the fact that there are many examples given to take care of the problems."  —Mr. B. K. Chaturvedi, member, planning commission for the government of India

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Book Description Academic Foundation, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Putting the right Infrastructure is critical to India?s plans for inclusive growth. Increasingly, responsibilities for infrastructure development will be decentralized to the local governments, whether Rural or urban. There is now an increasingly urgent need for large-scale Environmental improvement programmes and for strengthening governance and the capacity of local Institutions to plan, implement, and Finance infrastructure provision and service delivery. Building from the Bottom : Infrastructure and Poverty Alleviation provides critical insights into infrastructure governance from different angles-policy making, Urban and rural aspects, technology, connectivity, capacity building and participation. Some of the most distinguished scholars and practitioners have contributed to this volume that encapsulates the key issues in mainstreaming poverty alleviation strategies in infrastructure programmes. Some important questions it seeks to answer are : How can we ensure infrastructure access and affordability for the poor? What are the implications for development planning and decision-making processes? What are the financing options? The book also contains a number of best practice case studies to reflect community participation, Innovation and commitment, all vital ingredients to the process of building from the bottom. The book will serve as a useful reference and planning tool for administrators, planners, policymakers and researchers of development economics. Contents Contributors Foreword Introduction I. Policy : 1. The Power of Identity/Nandan Nilekani 2. Planning for Future Cities/M. Ramachandran 3. PURA and Urbanisation of India/P.V. Indiresan 4. On Strategies for Disinvestment and Privatisation/Vijay Kelkar II. Infrastructure : 5. Driving Infrastructural Development through Public-Private Partnerships/Hari Sankaran 6. Market-based Financing of Urban Infrastructure in India/Chetan Vaidya and Hitesh Vaidya 7. Genesis of the Problem of Infrastructure Financing and its Resolution/S.S. Tarapore 8. Fiscal Decentralisation and Financial Sustainability for Urban Infrastructure/K.K. Pandey III. GOVERNANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY : 9. The KDMC and MCGM Success Stories : Efficient Citizen Services Delivery Systems using e-Governance/Sameer Kochhar and Gursharan Dhanjal 10. e-Village, Global Village : Gujarat Shows the Way/Sameer Kochhar and Gursharan Dhanjal IV. Poverty ALLEVIATION : 11. Programmes for the Urban Poor/N.C. Saxena 12. Demographic Dividend or Debt?/Nitin Desai 13. Working towards an Urban India/Bibek Debroy 14. Expanding the Umbrella : Financial Inclusion for the Urban Poor/Naveen Surya Printed Pages: 320. Seller Inventory # 43809

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