Our Work

Focus Areas

The following is a list of indicative focus areas at present, for each of the Centres of Excellence.

1. CentreĀ for Urban Governance
  • Structure of Municipal Governance
  • Human Resource Management in Municipalities
  • Democratic Decentralization – Strengthening of Municipal Mayor/Council Systems
  • Capacity Building for Good Urban Governance
2. Centre for Urban Infrastructure and Finance
  • Management of Urban Infrastructure and Civic Services
  • Urban Infrastructure Financing
  • Municipal Finance Database
  • Municipal Finance Reforms
  • Urban Land as a Resource
  • Municipal Budgeting, Accounting and Auditing Reforms
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Urban Infrastructure and Services
3. Centre for Regional & Transportation Planning
  • Restructuring of Urban and Town Planning Laws
  • Transportation-Land Use Integration
  • Transit-Oriented Development
  • Alternative Models of Land Assembly
  • Transportation System Management
  • City Development Planning and Financing
4. Centre for Housing & Urban Poverty and Urban Poverty Alleviation
  • Urban Poverty Alleviation
  • Slum-free City Agenda
  • Affordable Housing to the Urban Poor
  • Skills Training of the Urban Poor
  • Micro-enterprise Development interventions
5. Centre for Municipal e-Governance
  • NeGP: e-Municipality
  • Municipal Human Resource Management Information System
  • Municipal Financial Management Information System
  • Municipal Grievances Management Information System
  • Municipal Land Information System
  • Municipal Performance Management System
  • Municipal Slum Information System
  • Municipal Asset Inventory and Record Registry Information System
6. Centre for Urban Disaster Management
  • Urban Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Standard Operating Procedures for Disaster Management