Project
PROMISE

A PROMISE to
strengthen Local
Governments

PROMotion of Inclusive, Sustainable growth and
diversity to strengthen Local Governments

Ab
out.

The PROMISE project was implemented by ICLEI South Asia in association with Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) with support from European Union in four project cities. It aimed to improve the capacity of Urban Local Governments to perform as development actors for improving quality of life in an inclusive manner in their respective cities. The project supported local authorities/governments to create, enable and institutionalize equitable and inclusive governance mechanisms, with an aim to support development of smart and sustainable growth in cities. The activities undertaken in the project also helped to enhance last mile connectivity and cater to the needs of all the citizens irrespective of their religion, age and income group hence promoting inclusive development. Through the project, efforts were done to assist and build the capacities of the local government to better leverage the opportunities available under national programs such as Smart City Mission, AMRUT, HRIDAY, Housing for all and Swachh Bharat Mission through well-defined criteria for project evaluation and implementation. The opportunities from the above were leveraged through convergence, developing synergies in order to have better services and facilities resulting in improved quality of life. The project was initiated in early 2016 and completed in June 2019.

Target
Beneficiaries

Local Government
officers & City Staff

Local
Communities

Administrators
& Decision
makers

Local
Institutes

Non
Government
Organisation

Resident
Welfare
Association

Goals &
Strategies

Infrastructure priortisation

PROMISE Tool- prioritization of infrastructure

Capacity Building

Increased Capacity & Awareness of staff, elected representatives & local community

National Schemes

Leverage the existing opportunities under the National Missions

Resource Effeciency

Increased transparency & accountability of local authorities to mobilize resources in a diverse, strategic and efficient manner

Sustainable
development

Sustainable Development through social, economic and environmental dimensions

Inclusive
Development

Improved access to urban services for sections of society with a focus on females, EWS, children, senior citizens, people with special needs

Public Participation

Community driven projects identified from local needs & priorities

Project Objectives

  • Improve LA’s capacity to improve quality of life in an inclusive manner.
  • Build managerial and technical capacity of local governments in the project cities and assist the project cities in identifying their strengths and weaknesses in the chosen sector.
  • Promote citizen engagement and enable the local governments to adopt participatory planning approaches for project execution.
  • Ensure equitable and inclusive service delivery mechanisms through participatory efforts for all communities, vulnerable groups irrespective of their caste or religion. This will help in improving the accountability of local authorities to diverse stakeholders and local communities.
  • Identify other cities having the required potentials and strengths which can be replicated in project cities.
  • Develop a planning tool for outcome based planning and evaluation of developmental actions of local authorities

PROMISE
toolkit.

Guiding Toolkit for
Local authorities
for better resource
utilization
and maximising
citizen
satisfaction.

Case
Studies.

Solid Waste Management
Sector
View case study

Ajmer,
Rajasthan

Sewerage
Sector
View case study

Jabalpur,
Madhya Pradesh

Mobility
Sector
View case study

Karnal,
Haryana

Open Spaces
Sector
View case study

Warangal,
Telangana

Partners

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Delegation of European Union to India and Bhutan

Delegation of European Union was established in 1983 and India became its strategic partner since 2004. The delegation of European Union India is headquartered in Delhi and performs variety of tasks aimed at enhancing the relations between EU and India.

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Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)- ASCI was established in 1956 and is now a premier institute for research. Training, capacity building and information dissemination in urban development and management. Over the years, it has worked at national, state and local levels in urban governance, municipal finance and financial reforms, decentralization, inclusive service delivery and most importantly effective program management on urban issues in India.

Partner
cities.

Ajmer, Rajasthan
Ajmer Municipal Corporation

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur Municipal Corporation

Karnal, Haryana
Municipal Corporation Karnal

Warangal, Telangana
Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation