Local government finance assessment

India’s urban areas are considered ‘engines of growth’ as they contribute to nearly two-thirds of economic growth. Adequate financing is essential to enable municipal governments to fulfill their mandate of various services and functions assigned to them. Unlike for the national and state governments, the Indian Constitution does not specify distinct fiscal resources for local governments. CWAS has conducted many studies and looked at ways in which the municipal governments in India can raise their revenue. Reports are prepared on assessment of municipal finance to help in increase their pool of financial resources. Various city budgets are thoroughly analysed to understand the financial condition of local government.

Improvement in Cost Recovery and Collection Efficiency in Gujarat Municipalities - case study report of Patan Municipality

This study is an attempt to gather evidence whether accrual accounting method leads to improved 'cost recovery'. The review identifies...

Municipal Finance Assessment for Class 'A' Municipalities in Maharashtra

Municipal finance assessment for Class 'A' Municipalities in Maharashtra has been carried out as a part of support to Government...

Budget briefs for Wai and Sinnar cities

Budget documents are often lengthy and sometimes difficult to understand. In this context, CWAS supported development of Budget Briefs...

City Sanitation Investment Plan for Wai

Wai City Investment Plan is a multi-year scheduling and financial planning of infrastructure investments. It assesses city`s ability to undertake...

Strengthening Finances of Municipal Governments

This paper reviews the existing sources of municipal finances in India. It attempts to assess the need for adequate and...

Note on Enhancing Own Revenue Income of Wai Municipal Council: Property tax and WSS taxes

This note reviews measures to strengthen own revenue income of Wai Municipal Council, Maharashtra. It focuses on the assessment of...

Addressing Risks of Delayed Payments by Urban Local Bodies

Payment delays are perceived to be a major risk factor for private sector service providers and contractors working...