Kerala Urban Service Delivery Project (WB-P168633)

  • India
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Oct 30, 2019
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Government of India
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Law and Government
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 430.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "the Project will provide incentives for state and city level reforms to improve the institutional systems for service delivery and climate resilience of medium-small ULBs in Kerala. The core principle of the project will be to set up a two-pronged reform approach at both state and city levels. City-level reforms will aim at strengthening the institutional systems and implementation capacity for municipal service delivery, while state-level reforms will focus on providing a conducive policy environment for cities to enhance their service delivery and climate resilient activities. More concretely, the project would aim at: (1) deepening the implementation of selected reforms at the state and municipal levels by identifying stretch targets (that go beyond the check-list approach used by the national schemes); (2) providing stronger financial incentives to undertake these reforms, linked to the specific infrastructure investment needs of the municipalities; and (3) providing in depth technical assistance for institutional systems development and demand-driven capacity building."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)


Borrower US$ 130 million
Contact Information
World Bank
Uri Raich, Harsh Goyal
Sr Urban Spec.
Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Sameer Khare Mr
Implementing Agencies
Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala
T K Jose Mr


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