A national think tank undertaking cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research, knowledge exchange and capacity development; Policy planning and advocacy.
We explore issues and challenges and generate awareness, build capacity through evidence based research, data analytics and policy advice.
Through extensive research and expertise in the urban sector, NIUA continues to build a rich knowledgebase for evidence based decision making.
We work with a number of partners, nationally and globally to enable peer learning through proliferation of ideas to strengthen our urban initiatives. Their expertise and support is instrumental in delivering the outcome of our work to the stakeholders
We offer distinctive network and exciting career opportunities to build an inclusive and sustainable urban ecosystem. We welcome your comments and feedback.
Over the past two decades, India has witnessed the role of technology as an enabler for development and progress. India is poised to lead the digital revolution and our cities can be the primary beneficiary. Our ability to seamlessly adopt emerging technologies into urban governance holds the key to a powerful story of transformation in India’s journey towards becoming an economic powerhouse. We need an anchor to tie the strengths of all stakeholders together.... Responding to this pressing necessity, National Institute of Urban Affairs instituted the Centre for Digital Governance (CDG), an initiative to convene the digital efforts of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and also consolidate its existing efforts. Envisioned to function as a trusted partner for distributed governance, CDG at NIUA will specifically tackle common requests from India’s states, cities and towns. CDG will be home to the ambitious National Urban Innovation stack – a shared digital infrastructure to drive the implementation of key digital initiatives in wide-ranging domains, including e-governance, capacity building and leadership development, data-driven urban transformation, procurement, research and innovation, among others. The launch of the Centre kick started two priority programs- National Urban Learning Platform and Citizen-Centric Smart Governance.Read more
Created with a vision to improve service delivery, build accountability and transform governance through use of digital technology across India, CDG will establish five practice areas to support State and City Governments, across six key initiatives: