Sunday, July 17, 2011

The dynamism-dysfunction paradox

I have an article in this month's Pragati that examines the challenges facing Indian cities. It advocates that more than improvements in municipal governance, the need of the hour is massive public investments in civic infrastructure coupled with efforts that seek to increase willingness to pay among users of civic services. It also argues that even with enabling policy frameworks, private sector can be only marginal player in the process of city building, atleast at this stage.

See a contrarian take by Harsh Gupta here.

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