LEAD, an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act), leverages the power of research, innovation and co-creation to solve complex and pressing challenges in development. LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre.
We undertake policy oriented research and advisory engagements to improve the delivery of public infrastructure and basic services, particularly in the areas of water and sanitation. We have developed a guidance paper on performance agreements for sustainable urban sanitation, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
For water and sanitation-related projects, please search 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 …
East Asia & Pacific University, education or research institution
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