Focused on poverty reduction, good quality service delivery with universal access, and environmental conservation, Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) has set up an Urban Service Delivery Improvement Programme for Chennai Municipal Administration, aligned with Tamil Nadu’s Vision 2023. To cater to GoTN’s need, the World Bank prepared the Chennai City Partnership Programme for Results (PforR) operation.
The programme will support the GoTNs finance department through IBRD financing of US$150m (with additional US$150m co-financing from AIIB), with implementation to be undertaken by the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board (TNIDB). The programme will disburse to GoTN, based on the achievement of Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs), which are tied to key results from the programme. It 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 and are aligned to the three result areas.
We have been appointed to design, undertake, and provide regular, high quality independent verification of the achievement of the 10 DLIs, as agreed under the World Bank-supported PforR.
Key Result Areas
- Strengthening governance and institutions
- Enhancing the quality, efficiency, and sustainability of urban services
- Improving financial sustainability of urban services