It aims to standardise and make data on the functioning of city corporations and urban planning, infrastructure investment and day-to-day operations management of these cities available on an open-access website.
This initiative was launched by Tata Trusts in association with World Council on City Data (WCCD) and Price Water House Coopers, India in 2016. It aimed at better accountability, transparency, and efficient governance in the Government of India initiatives.
Under this initiative, these new cities will continue to demonstrate the importance of high-calibre, independently-verified and globally comparable data for Indian cities.
As the WCDD network continues to grow, our collaboration with Tata Trusts will continue to play a deciding role of data in driving infrastructure investment, as well as in planning and decision-making, said Dr Patricia McCarney, WCDD president and CEO.