The Centre for Development Finance (CDF) is one of three research centres at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR). IFMR was registered under the Societies Act 1860 on October 6, 1970 and was established to undertake research in the broad area of finance and to publish its findings so as to help policymakers. It is a Social Science Research Organisation that is approved by the Department for Science and Technology, Government of India.
We undertake policy oriented research and advisory engagements to improve the delivery of public infrastructure and services, particularly in the areas of water and sanitation. We recently developed a guidance paper on performance agreements for sustainable urban sanitation, funded by the Gates Foundation.
For sanitation-related projects, please search for sanitation under http://ifmrlead.org/projects/
2013 - 2014
Theoretical and practical advantages to applying performance-based payment structures for sanitation service delivery
Performance based approaches are intended to play an important role in making public service delivery more results-oriented. Purpose of this project is to create a white paper that describes the theoretical and practical advantages.
This paper discusses certain key preconditions or capabilities in the institutional and project level environment that could improve the prospects of performance agreements in achieving sanitation service goals. These capabilities, while not intended to guarantee desired outcomes, offer a cohesive set of abilities and actions that can be …
2011 - 2016
Communal sanitation solutions for urban slums
To design a new programmatic infrastructure and physical structure that instills a sense of dignity while addressing issues affecting sanitation practices and encouraging community members to stop open-defecating.
This is an urban infrastructure project that seeks to design and build improved sanitation facilities in the cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in the state of Orissa in India. It provides a new, holistically re-imagined model for urban slum sanitation facilities in India reviewing: - Business models - Architectural designs - Communication …
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