Focused on poverty reduction, good quality service delivery with universal access, and environmental conservation, the multifaced urban improvement programme is being implemented by the Government of Tamil Nadu for Chennai Municipal Administration. Catering to the Government of Tamil Nadu’s needs, the World Bank prepared the Chennai City Partnership Programme for Results (PforR) operation. The programme will support the Government of Tamil Nadu’s Finance Department through IBRD’s financing of US$150m (with an additional US$150 million co-financing from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). The implementation is to be undertaken by the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board (TNIDB). The programme will disburse to the state government based on the achievement of Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs), which are tied to key results from the programme.
The programme has a multi-sectoral focus i.e., water supply (integrated urban water resource management and resilience), urban mobility services, solid waste management, and public health services, which are aligned to the following result areas:
RESULTS AREA 1: Strengthening governance and institutions.
RESULTS AREA 2: Enhancing the quality, efficiency, and sustainability of urban services
RESULTS AREA 3: Improving financial sustainability of urban services
We have been appointed to design, and provide regular, high quality independent verification of the achievement of the 10 DLIs as agreed under the World Bank-supported PforR.