Author:Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

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State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

By: Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

Price: $13.62

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033658

ISBN: 0198065388

Condition: New


With increasing population and expanding demand for urban infrastructure services, the capacities of local governments in many developing countries are overburdened. Adequate infrastructure is not only necessary for increasing productivity but also improving the quality of living. Given the primacy of public service delivery for cities to become engines of growth, this book answers two critical questions: Does low spending explain the state of poor public service delivery? How can urban local bodies have access to greater resources so as to enable them to improve public service delivery? Usi... View more info