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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) works to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies. USAID is an independent government agency that provides economic, development, and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. Leveraging India’s growing financial and human resources, USAID is harnessing the strengths and capabilities of both countries to tackle development challenges not only in India, but worldwide. In all sectors of its activities, USAID builds private sector partnerships to foster in-country sustainability and ownership, with a focus on issues such as health, urban water and sanitation, food security, early grade reading, and women’s empowerment as a cross-cutting issue.

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NIUA is a premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge of the urban sector in India and the lead implementing organisation of this initiative. It conducts research on urbanisation – urban policy and planning; municipal finance and governance; land economics; transit-oriented development; urban livelihoods; environment, climate change and smart cities.

Consortium Implementing Partners:

Taru Leading Edge is a leading development advisory and think-tank that delivers innovative, transformative solutions and insights in the development space. Incorporated as a private limited company, TARU's mission is to `bridge the science-institutions-society interface with a core agenda of providing transformative solutions to development challenges'.

IRC is an international think-and-do-tank that works with governments, non-governmental agencies, entrepreneurs and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in WASH services. At the heart of its mission is the aim to move from short-term interventions to sustainable WASH services.

Ennovent is a business innovations catalyst for sustainability. We believe sustainable solutions for low-income markets can create long-term business value. We partner with the private, public and third sectors to take novel business ideas to these markets in developing countries.

City Partners: Municipal Corporation of Faridabad

Faridabad is an important industrial hub, the most populated city in Haryana and part of the National Capital Region (NCR).It is being developed under the Smart Cities Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and UrbanTransformation (AMRUT).

City Partners: Mysore City Corporation

Mysore is the second largest city in Karnataka and an important educational,commercial and administrative hub. Since the city is a tourist and heritage centre, it is covered under Swachh Bharat Mission and the AMRUT.

City Partners: Udaipur City Corporation

Udaipur is the City of Lakes‘ in the state of Rajasthan and is known for its picturesque surroundings and royal past. Its rich architectural heritage and beautiful lakes fascinate tourists worldwide and encourage them to visit the historic city. It is being developed under the Smart Cities Mission,Swachh Bharat Mission and AMRUT.