ReportsThese three sets of reports carefully document the degree to which access to basic services varies across different types of settlement in Delhi, exploring how residents of the city interact with their elected representatives, state agencies, and other agents in securing public services. Together, they aim to provide a comprehensive picture of how the city is governed, and especially how this impacts the poor.
This is the empirical core of the project, a set of carefully selected case studies of slums, known as jhuggi jhopri clusters (JJCs) in Delhi, unauthorised colonies, and resettlement colonies. Each case documents the status and history of the settlement, the level and quality of services, and the various ways in which the community engages with government agencies, their elected representatives, and other actors.
This set of reports focuses on selected agencies of governance in Delhi. These reports document the legal framework, structure, policies, and activities of agencies such as the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).
These papers explore a range of different processes through which the governing institutions of Delhi engage with residents. These focus, for example, on the process of regularising unauthorised colonies or managing slum evictions, examining both the legal and policy prescriptions that govern these interventions, as well as the actual interventions on the ground at selected sites.