The Community Led Infrastructure Finance Facility (CLIFF), established in 2002, is a financing facility that enables organisations of the urban poor to access greater public, private and civil society sector resources to deliver adequate and sustainable housing and basic services for slum dwellers. This is achieved through supporting innovative practice, influencing policy, demonstrating solutions that work for the poor and the city as a whole. An evaluation of CLIFF implementation in India was conducted in 2010. This report presents the findings of the observation, review of contract documents and key informant interviews/focus group discussions with contractors, engineers, architects, home owners, managers, etc, carried out during the course of a field visit to India.
Section I presents background information on CLIFF and implementation arrangements; Section II outlines the purpose and objectives of this study, and presents the methodology followed for carrying out the study;. Section III presents an assessment of CLIFF India’s project portfolio, financing pattern and roles of implementing partners; Section IV presents project analysis of specific case studies; Section V and VI presents the critical problems and suggested recommendations, respectively; and Section VII contains the annexes to support the findings and recommendations of the report.
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide Ltd.
DFID. Evaluation of Community Led Infrastructure Finance Facility (CLIFF). India country report - 2010. DFID, London, UK (2010) 23 pp.