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Product/Services Overview:

CHALLENGES IDENTIFIER: Smart City and Initiative Challenge Identification service as the part of SDP’s Management Consulting & Government Advisory service offering for Public, Private and Social sector clients.


Product/ Service Delivery Duration:

Min 1-2 months depending upon Size of offering required and Scope of Work.


Ideal Client Type:

Public, Private and Social sector clients: International Agencies, National Governments-Ministries; Local Governments-Municipalities, Development Authorities, Smart City SPVs/ offices, Private Companies.


What is in the package of Product/Services (Deliverables)?

Smart Cities & Initiatives Challenge Identification Report.


Product Offering/SoW Overview:

  • Identifying the challenges affecting implementation included human resources and staffing issues, infrastructure, resources allocation and geography, referrals and marketing, leadership support, and team dynamics and processes.

  • SWOT Analysis of the Smart City Initiatives.

  • Facilitate conducting research with a grander scope.

  • Conduct a Situation Analysis, Current Design Assessment, Current State Analysis.

  • Draft a Minimum Goal Statement

  • Share Advances in Knowledge Through Relevant Pathways.

  • Permit research to be conducted on the best practices from disparate locations including local, national, and international levels

  • Smart City & Initiatives Stakeholder Consultation

  • Recommending the interventions for Smart City Programs were able to overcome challenges by communicating with team members and other areas in the organization, utilizing information technology solutions, creative use of staff and flexible schedules, and obtaining additional resources.


Key Benefits:

  • Efficient Resource Utilization.
  • Time Saving for implementation.
  • Strategic Planning & Development.
  • Builds resilience capacity-Knowing that smart cities can overcome obstacles, learn from struggles and benefit from mistakes lays a solid foundation for success in later phases of implementation.
  • ROI measurements: Smart Cities can employ tools to track the amount of time spent finding solutions. 
  • Establishing credibility.
  • Assign resources in a focused way-allocate resources, select evaluators and define evaluation criteria up front.
  • Ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • Improving relevance.
  • Enhancing quality
  • Training and resources
  • Understanding how to match the right type of stakeholder to the right time in the systematic review process.


Additional Free Offerings:



    • Inefficiency in resource optimization for Smart City Initiative Implementation.
    • Delayed timeframe for smart city implementation.
    • Lack of coordination between smart city stakeholders.
    • Unsuccessful impact generation from the smart city initiatives.
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