Information-Based Instruments for Improved Urban Management

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Uwe Deichmann

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Somik V. Lall

World Bank

Pragya Rajoria

World Bank

Ajay Suri

World Bank

Date Written: March 2003

Abstract

The task of urban managers is to ensure the provision of basic urban services, such as water, waste removal, security, transport, and an environment conducive to economic activity, while maintaining fiscal sustainability of city operations. City managers in developing countries face increasing pressure in achieving these goals because of rapid urbanization, the larger responsibilities following decentralization, and the economic challenges of globalization. Based on experience in Bangalore, India, the authors argue that effective, forward-looking urban management requires a much better information infrastructure than is currently available in most cities.

This paper - a product of Infrastructure and Environment, Development Research Group - is part of a larger program to improve urban management through the collection, use, and public disclosure of spatially detailed information and analytic methods. The study was jointly funded by the World Bank and the U.K. DFID's Urban Knowledge Generation and Toolkits Program.

Suggested Citation

Deichmann, Uwe and Lall, Somik V. and Rajoria, Pragya and Suri, Ajay, Information-Based Instruments for Improved Urban Management (March 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=636364

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Pragya Rajoria

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Ajay Suri

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