Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Capacity building for elected representatives: A key to effective service delivery system in urban governance
Author(s): R. Venkatesh
Abstract: Today’s urban scenario, the development of cities primarily focuses on the provision of basic services to cope up with the growing needs of urban population. The delivery and maintenance of basic services would require huge amount of resources like manpower, material, money, etc. As per the functions laid down in 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, the resource requirements have increased manifold both institutional and individual levels. In this regard, it is necessary to manage the resources effectively and enhance the capacity of the stakeholders to meet the pressures of urban development through urban reforms and smart governance. In this context, this paper attempts to describe the concept and dimensions of capacity building in general and the initiatives undertaken by the governments to enhance the capacity of the institutions and the stakeholders in particular.