To develop and test, through implementation in two states in India, a performance assessment system (PAS) for urban water supply and sanitation. Working hypothesis: A well performing and sustainable PAS will make service delivery more efficient.
The Performance Assessment System (PAS) Project has developed appropriate methods and tools to measure, monitor and improve delivery of water and sanitation in urban India. The Project has three major components of performance measurement, monitoring and improvement. It covers all urban local bodies (ULBs) in Gujarat and Maharashtra. The project team has worked with the state and local governments to institutionalize the performance assessment system (PAS).
In recent years, the project team has focused on sanitation related activities. These include developing measurement systems and indicators for on-site sanitation, preparing and implementing city sanitation plans, developing tools for assessing sanitation improvement actions, and developing mechanisms for financing urban sanitation
o Objective 1 : To develop and implement a performance measurement system for regular and reliable UWSS information
o Objective 2: To analyze and share results on a regular basis with ULBs, state government agencies and other stakeholders through performance monitoring and dissemination system for use in decision making and providing incentives.
o Objective 3: To facilitate development of performance improvement plans by urban local bodies with support from state government, NGOs and private sector.
o Objective 4: To develop an assessment framework and financially feasible planning approach for citywide sanitation
Research or implementation partners: Urban Management Centre (UMC), Ahmedabad, Gujarat and All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Capacity development Cities Enabling environment and institutional strengthening Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Practitioners Specific to one or several countries Technology comparisons University, education or research institution Urban (entire city)
Center for Water and Sanitation, CRDF, CEPT University
Elisabeth von Muench (Elisabeth)
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