The IIC's 2013-2015 projects cut across a variety of development challenges in India, from energy to education to urban development to jobs training.
These diverse projects are distinct in scope, goals, and design. Government leaders from each partner organization steer the IIC team working on the projects.
In partnership with Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a Government of India-owned corporation under the Ministry of Science & Technology, an IIC team is expanding the use of solar technologies to promote green electrification across India. The team is implementing village-level solar powered micro-grids and metering technologies to fashion a workable renewable energy solution for rural environments. The team is also developing standards for renewable energy use in green-field cities, akin to LEED standards. Learn more about the IIC-CEL project via Twitter.
In partnership with the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC), a Government of India-owned corporation under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, an IIC team is contributing to the design of a viable charter city outside Delhi to serve as a model for the 24 new cities that India is planning in the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. The team is focused on developing a streamlined regulatory process for opening businesses to improve ease of doing business. They are also working on marketing and attracting potential anchor tenants to the city.
In partnership with the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC), a public-private partnership to promote skilling in India, an IIC team aims to establish vocational training and jobs creation programs in the textiles sector, the third-largest sector in India by employment. The team is working with several organizations across various states to establish standards for training centers. Furthermore, they are fostering partnerships between employers and job training companies in an effort to create an online labor information exchange database, matching workers with jobs in their respective sectors. Learn more about the IIC-NSDC project on their website or via Facebook and Twitter.
In partnership with the School Education Departments of the Government of Rajasthan, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Boston Consulting Group, Bodh Shiksha Samiti and Learning Links Foundation, an IIC team will define and implement rigorous monitoring, data collection and analytics methods to manage an expansion of ‘Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluations’ (CCE).
In partnership with the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) and Tata Trusts, an IIC team will work on a number of initiatives related to energy regulation and consumption. The team will pursue new ways to expand access to energy for Indian households and businesses while implementing effective regulations to encourage environmentally responsible energy production.
In partnership with Millennium Alliance (MA), an IIC team will help to identify and support game changing innovations from Indian entrepreneurs. The team will also design and establish a social startup incubator to provide management and support to MA grant winners. MA is led by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Technology Development Board (TDB), the Department for International Development (DFID), and others.
In partnership with Tata Trusts and the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, an IIC team will work towards improved conditions in urban sanitation work. The team will identify and pilot technological solutions and behavioral changes to reduce manual interventions in conservancy work. In particular, the team will work to design solutions adapted for use in Mumbai’s dense urban areas.
In partnership with the Government of Haryana’s School Education Department, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and Boston Consulting Group, an IIC team will help implement Haryana's Quality Improvement Program (QIP). The team will focus on improving the utilization and effectiveness of an IT platform for tracking school resources, personnel records, and student performance, among other parameters.