Sustainable Infrastructure & PPPs

Ongoing Projects

Developing Livelihood Opportunities in Manipur through Strategic Intervention in Handloom and Handicraft Sectors

The project aims to identify various tribes and communities engaged in traditional craftsmanship in Manipur, study its socio economic status through a comprehensive field survey, develop a strategic framework for PPP intervention and design the complete value chain for marketing and promoting the products through various channels. The study is also focused on assisting the state government in developing e-market place for the products identified and assist in training and capacity building for entrepreneurship development among the artisans and crafts persons.

Study of Competition, Regulation and Market Reforms for Power Sector in India

The study aims to examine the role of regulators for enabling competition and limiting monopoly in Indian power sector, assess feasibility of introducing new products such as financial derivatives to enhance liquidity and market development. The study also focusses on critically evaluating the open access and tariff rationalization platform and suggest ways to remove the market barrier for balancing the commercial and consumer interests in the long run.

Projects Completed

Developing Integrated Drinking Water and Sanitation projects and capacity building through PPP mode for Odisha Government

The project aims to support the state government of Odisha in developing and rolling out operational guidelines for revamped NRDWP with equity-based Water Safety and Security Planning (WSSP) elements included, with specific focus of improved O&M of rural water supplies through PPP interventions. The study is to develop alternate PPP models on integrated piped water supply and waste water utilization at select clusters level in Odisha.

Development of an integrated tourism hub at Loktak lake through PPP mode of development.

This project seeks to assess the potential to develop a tourism hub at Loktak Lake to generate employment and attract private investors to the tourism industry. The work involves estimating the cost component and design a framework for PPP mode of development by offering various incentives to private investors.

Research Study for Latent Demand Assessment for power in the state of West Bengal.

The objective of the assignment is to capture the actual demand for power in the state of West Bengal. The project would study the demand centers for power in west Bengal and suggest alternative strategies to capture the data for their long term forecasting of power demand through factor analysis tool.

PPP intervention in water and sanitation sector in rural clusters of Odisha.

The project aims at studying service level benchmarks in drinking water and sanitation provisions in rural cluster in Odisha. The study covers aspects such as demand-supply scenario, user charges, community involvement and operation and maintenance of assets and life cycle viability of government projects on drinking water supply. It highlights the role and responsibility of private sector intervention through PPP model and how it would create a sustainable community engagement in WSS segment in Odisha.

Working towards effective regulatory decision making in the electricity sector.

The project aims at development of a white paper on effective regulatory decision making by preliminary analysis on prevailing regulatory practices and governances. It involves working closely with 2 SERCs for the adoption of proposed recommendations through development of strategy, discussions and capacity building at states and dissemination of project findings for creating support base for this initiative through RTCs, state level workshops.

Creation and updating of National Public Procurement Observatory.

The main objective of this project is to conceive, design and create a national public procurement observatory where relevant data and information about various policy, regulation can be captured on real time basis. The idea is to feed the relevant stakeholders about the nature of public procurement in India and create awareness of e new tech savvy e procurement processes.

Sustainable development Investment Portfolio (promoting food, water and energy security in South Asia).

Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) is a portfolio investment approach by Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to address the issues of water, food and energy security in South Asia . The intervention is through better regional cooperation, policy reforms, technology transfer and capacity building targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and girls.

Competition Reforms in Key Markets for Enhancing Social & Economic Welfare in Developing Countries (CREW Project.)

The project focus is to demonstrate greater attention to competition reforms in developing countries helps in creating creating tangible benefits for producers and consumers. The aim of the project is to develop an approach which can be applied in developing countries to assess tangible benefits of competition reforms on consumers and producers in specific product markets.

Prepare a toolkit on PPPs and innovate financing for infrastructure and public service sectors.

The project aims to attract and channelize investment into various sectors through PPP and deriving social benefits from these investments. The output includes preparing training material for policymakers and academia to raise awareness and understanding of the concept. The outputs of the research would support government policymakers, investment promotion officials and academia to identify, design and implement effective investment policies that will increase the level of corporate investment in SDG-related priority sectors and maximize the development contribution of such investment.

An analysis of select social sector public private partnership projects in India.

The study was to identify factors responsible for slower introduction of PPP at the national level and to analyse social sector PPPs at project level, both national and sub national level.

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