Municipal Performance Index- Assessment Framework 2019

The Government of India (GoI) is strongly committed to the 2030 Agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals, as reinforced by the Prime Minister and other senior ministers at national and international meetings. India’s national development goals and its “Sab ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas” (development with all, and for all) policy initiatives for inclusive development converge well with the SDGs. To quote Hon’ble Prime Minister - “These goals reflect our evolving understanding of the social, economic and environmental linkages that define our lives”. India will play a leading role in determining the success of the SDGs globally. With the Municipal Performance Index 2019, the Ministry has sought to facilitate Smart Cities and other million plus population cities in assessment of these five enablers, that will eventually help Municipalities in better planning and management, filling the gaps in city administration as brought out in their self-assessment, thereby improving the livability of cities for its citizens. The Municipal Performance Index is an effort to assess and analyse the performance of Indian municipalities based on their defined set of functions. The responsibilities of a municipality span across a range of verticals that include provision of basic pubic services to more complex domains like urban planning. The Municipal Performance Index is meant to complement the Ease of Living Index, which in turn gives insight into the liveability within Indian cities as a result of the services provided by local bodies.