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Urban and Infrastructure Development

Urban planning and management, governance & policies, and infrastructure are the core pillars for ensuring liveability and livelihood for more than half of the global population. IPE Global is at the forefront of thought leadership, matched with end-to-end cross-functional service capabilities of an extremely complex, multi-disciplinary sector that will drive economic growth and prosperity in the cities and regions. Our innovative, sustainable and financially-sound services for our clients encompass urban reforms and institutional capacity building, master plans, local economic development, engineering designs, transaction advisory, municipal services and financial management, among other areas. Our expertise is well paced with national and international trends for urban resilience, climate change, city branding, smart cities, eco-tourism, zero waste, innovative construction technologies, waste to energy and green buildings.

We have earned a strong reputation for delivery, collaboration and partnerships with our clients base consisting of national and state governments in India and internationally, urban local bodies, bi-lateral organisations, and international donors. We have enriched our management capabilities by leveraging intellectual capital and expertise, built over the years of presence in the sector.

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Anil Kumar Bansal

Dr. Soumen Bagchi

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Royston Brockman


  • DFID: Technical Assistance to Madhya Pradesh Urban Infrastructure Investment Project (MPUIIP) (2013-2016)

    We leveraged technical advisory support focused on reform driven infrastructure investment and service delivery by municipal corporations and state level directorate. IPE Global also provided private sector engagement facilitated by undertaking feasibility studies and transaction management that finalised PPP projects of USD 75 million with an additional pipeline of USD 35 million for integrated solid waste management. We established an urban development fund, MPUDC which leveraged USD 400 million from ADB and the World Bank for infrastructure projects. We also supported state-wide roll-out of key reforms such as municipal administration system, automated building plan approval system, municipal accounting reforms, and GIS linked property tax reforms, safe cities, among others. We also managed the award winning phase I of the programme, MP Urban Services for the Poor (MPUSP) from 2006 to 2012.

  • The World Bank: Preparation and Capacity Building for implementation of a District Development Plan in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2015)

    IPE Global provided support for operationalising a District Development Plan for infrastructure and services in Bayanzurkh pilot district by capacitating local government bodies in the exercise of its functions. Under this assignment, knowledge dissemination covered strategic prioritisation of planning activities, needs & demands assessments, and an integrated urban planning methodology that could be scaled-up and mobilised in other districts of Ulaanbaatar. At the end of the project, District Development Plan, training modules, and investment plans were prepared.

  • ADB: Supporting Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Infrastructure Development - Technical Advisory and Project Management to Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Government of India (2017-2018)

    ADB has commissioned IPE Global for capacity building and knowledge management for the central and state governments to make large scale infrastructure projects attractive for private sector. We are working directly with the DEA staff and experts to mainstream Public Private Partnerships (PPP) by developing prototype PPP cells for institutional strengthening, facilitating appraisals risk evaluation of PPP projects, developing PPP enabling frameworks, and supporting transitioning to 3P India. Main activities include advising on policy, enabling environment to support development of bankable projects, training and development of knowledge management tools, guidelines and manuals.

  • ADB: Design and Supervision Consultancy at Jammu under Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program (JKUSDIP), India (2014-2017)

    IPE Global is providing end to end services for pan city infrastructure in Jammu over a tight time frame. Strategic new infrastructure include, the longest flyover over 1.3 kms in Jammu city including 1.5 kms of road widening, sewage treatment plant of 30 MLD capacity and distribution network covering 15,000 households, water supply system enhancements to eliminate non-revenue water in 4 District Metering Areas (DMAs), replacement of old worn out water supply distribution network of 155 km in Jammu west, and master plans with a total investment outlay of INR 7.55 billion. IPE Global has designed new transport models, semi-automatic multi-level car parking system, first of its kind in Jammu. The programme will improve access to basic services for one million persons in Jammu city.

  • DFID: Project Management for Road Building in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (2012-2017)

    IPE Global delivered engineering and construction services for improving connectivity between Sake & Masisi, and Bihambwe to catalyse economic activity and reduce transportation costs. Over 54 kilometres of gravel roads, drainage and slope stabilisation were structures constructed in a time-bound manner ensuring best construction practices for safety and generated local construction jobs. The inter-regional connectivity would improve security in the Kivu region by improving mobilisation of humanitarian actors and reducing travel times. Extensive stakeholder engagement activities were conducted with Provincial Government, Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), and Local Committees for Peace and Development (CLPD).

  • Ministry of Urban Development and Housing/BMGF: Web-enabled GIS based Property Tax System, Ethiopia (2016-2020)

    IPE Global is developing and implementing a ‘Web-enabled GIS based Property Tax System for Ethiopia’ to enhance efficiency, transparency, and dissemination of property tax information to the general public. The web-based features will enable geo-spatially aware, in-time decision making and feed into the property valuation, taxation, and assessments for increasing municipal revenues in three pilot cities - Bahir Dar, Mekelle and Dire Dawa.

  • DFID: Technical Assistance for Implementation of Support Programme for Urban Reforms (SPUR) in Bihar, India (2009-2017)

    DFID appointed IPE Global to provide technical advisory support to 28 ULBs and state level Urban Development and Housing Department in Bihar for capacity building to widen coverage of basic urban services. Over a span of seven years, the programme widened access to over 7 million citizens, spearheaded over 9,000 women’s self-help groups (SHGs) which have built savings of INR 130 million. Awarded best model/practice for successfully leveraging funds of INR 23 billion from central and state governments, and established an enabling environment for cities in Bihar to enter Smart City Mission pool. SPUR was accorded A+ rating by DFID on successful completion of the assignment. 

  • Cities Alliance: City Equitable Economic Growth Diagnostic for 5 Cities across Sub-Saharan Africa (2015-2016)

    Under this project, IPE Global modelled a rapid economic urban assessment and city equitable growth appraisal toolkit to measure indicators of inclusive economic growth, such as business productivity, jobs, and income opportunities. We developed a robust methodology to overcome challenges of data scarcity, low government capacity, outdated information, and implementation capability. The training and capacity building of the local governments will thus promote evidence-based investment prioritisation in basic infrastructure and services for inclusive resilient cities.

  • The World Bank: Transaction Advisory consultants for Solid Waste Management Initiatives for Greater Chennai Corporation on Public Private Partnership (PPP), Tamil Nadu (2016 - 2017)

    IPE Global is providing transaction advisory services for integrated solid waste management, processing, disposal and reclamation facilities serving the Greater Chennai area of 8.8 million residents. Master plans for two existing dumping yards will test innovations such as piggyback landfill of existing waste for site reclamation, waste to energy facilities, as well as space maximisation for disposal and treatment in the future. Models for efficient collection and transportation of 5,000 metric tonnes of solid waste to the two landfill sites will be developed in accordance with international standards. Among the largest operation in India and third largest globally, with capital investments worth over INR 20 billion, the interventions will create more than 8,000 jobs locally.

  • DFID: Providing Technical Support for Implementation of DFID Technical Assistance for Smart Cities (TASC) Programme, India (2017 - 2019)

    IPE Global is providing strategic advisory support to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India and target cities by fostering knowledge exchange with international experts from UK and the region on “smart” innovations. We are formulating pipeline of financially sound projects with cutting-edge technology for urban rejuvenation, transformation and placemaking. The projects will spur job creation, accelerate poverty reduction, strengthen urban institutions & Smart City Special Purpose Vehicles, and innovation partnerships. The programme builds on synergies of Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK, funded support to MoHUA to roll-out AMRUT and smart cities mission. 

  • ADB: (TA-7820 BAN) Feasibility Study & Formulation of Waste Water Management Master Plan for Khulna City, Bangladesh (2015 - 2016)

    Under this programme, IPE Global delivered wastewater management master plan for Khulna, third largest city of Bangladesh, to fulfil the mandate of improving public health and city environment over a 20 year horizon (2016 to 2035). We supported Khulna Water Supply & Sewerage Authority (KWASA) to design and implement an ambitious and much needed expansion and refurbishment of sewerage systems of more than 350 kms. of sewer pipelines, including treatment plants of 8 and 16 million litres per day (MLD) to serve a projected population of 1.5 million city residents by 2035. The total investment outlay for wastewater management system was approx. USD 157 million.

  • UNOPS/The World Bank: Feasibility Studies and Preliminary Engineering Designs for Urban & Community Roads and Solid & Liquid Waste Management, Somalia (2016-2017)

    IPE Global is undertaking techno-feasibility studies for transport and waste management projects in Somalia that will guide the strategy for funding by the World Bank. The road improvement projects are planned in Garowe in northeast Somalia and port city – Mogadishu, with a combined population of 1.1 million people. In Hargeisa, a city with over 1 million people, comprehensive solid and liquid waste management studies are undertaken for the first time covering collection & transfer to disposal cycle

  • Government of India: Project Development and Management of Smart City Mission (SCM) Projects in Jabalpur, Tumakuru and Ujjain Cities, India (2016-2020

    IPE Global is managing the transformative city development projects from inception to implementation in the four cities with a collective outlay of over INR 90 billion. More than 84 sub-projects in Kochi, 75 sub-projects in Ujjain, over 50 sub-projects in Tumakuru, and 80 sub-projects for area-based development in Jabalpur, benefiting 3.8 million city residents are being implemented. A wide range of transformative investments will rebrand and revitalise these cities as destinations for sustainable tourism, business/economic zones, knowledge hubs, and centres for convergence within larger metropolitan areas. The ‘smart initiatives’ will be mainstreamed into the urban infrastructure, transportation, buildings, and soft infrastructure such as command and control centres. 

  • Government of India, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Jammu & Kashmir; India (2016-2021)

    IPE Global has been appointed as Project Development and Management Consultant (PDMC) for the implementation of AMRUT Mission in Karnataka, Chhattisgarh & J&K to administer quality of life improvements for all, with focus on the urban poor. The scope of services covers almost 42 ULBs with projects costing INR 9,000 crores.

  • Asian Development Bank: Facility Management and Institutional Development under Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Programme (KIUWMP)- KUIDFC; Karnataka; India (2015 - 2019)

    The Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program aims to institutionalize mechanisms to managing scarce water resources in a holistic and sustainable manner. Investment support will be provided to modernize and expand urban water supply and sanitation (UWSS) and institutional strengthening. As Facility Management and Institutional Development Consultants, IPE Global is assisting in developing and implementing policy frameworks, guidelines for governance, financial reforms, program management and monitoring.

  • The World Bank: Detailed design, Construction Supervision and Contract Administration for Bole Lemi -II and Kilinto Industrial Zones in Addis Ababa; Ethiopia (2015-2018)

    Located on the periphery of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, large Industrial Zones (IZs) are beginning to emerge. These include, Bole-Lemi IZ (Bole-Lemi II) and the Kilinto phase-I, covering an area of 178 and 308 hectares, respectively. IPE is involved in preparing the detailed engineering design of the infrastructure, supervision and the contract administration of construction of the on-site and off-site infrastructure works at implementation stage to ensure construction quality assurance.

  • The World Bank: Capacity Building for Urban Development (CBUD), India (2011 - 2018)

    IPE Global is providing Project Management Unit support to Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) on the CBUD programme to provide comprehensive framework for long term capacity building requirements based on demand driven technical assistance for States and ULBs on various urban management issues and incorporate the urgent priorities of the Mission Directorate, MoUD.

  • Government of India: Planning of Smart Roads and Markets in New Delhi Municipal Corporation area, India (2016-2019)

    IPE Global is supporting NDMC in implementing the objectives of a Smart City Programme to create walkable localities, preserve and develop open spaces and promote a variety of transport options. Under this mandate, we will provide the design and implementation plan for future ready markets and streets that include smart interventions such as, smart bus-stops, integrated solar panels, Wi-Fi hot-spots, solar powered charging points, tactile flooring, vending machines, information kiosks, interactive panels, vertical gardens, among other innovations within the public realm.

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