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Product/Services Overview:

DIAGNOSTIC STUDY: Smart Cities and Initiatives Diagnostic Study 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 2-3 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 Diagnostic Report.
  • Support for Smart Cities & Initiatives Diagnostic Study service


Product Offering/SoW Overview:

  • Defining the Diagnostic Scope

  • Pre-Diagnostic Review-Review Existing Studies, Reports, and Plans 

  • Initiate the dialogue.

  • Map the Stakeholders

  • Identify Preliminary Shocks and Stresses

  • Prepare the Briefing Note

  • Train the Task Team

  • Launch Workshop-Invite Workshop Participants

  • Prepare Workshop Materials

  • Conduct the Workshop

  • Interviews and Field Visits-Participate in Field Visits

  • Conduct Interviews on Sectoral Issues

  • Prioritization

  • Assess Resilience through Multiple Lenses

  • Bringing the Lenses Together

  • Prioritize Actions and Investments

  • Next Steps-Wrap-up Meeting with City Leadership

  • Make the Findings Public

  • Set the Path for Future Engagement

  • A critical assessment of the process of designing, applying and interpreting an urban challenges diagnostic methodology

  • Design and application of the Smart City & Initiatives diagnostic process.

  • Interpretation of the Smart City & Initiatives diagnostic process

  • Smart City & Initiative Challenges, Response: Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative

  • Phases of a smart city and budget distribution

  • Proposed Indicators in Smart City Sectors like Water, Sewage and Solid Waste, Sustainability, Mobility, electricity, Land Use and Urban Inequality, Competitiveness, Fiscal Management Sectors.

  • Climate Change (Base) Studies: Urban Growth and Vulnerability

  • Streamlined methodology

  • Engagement Plan

  • Studies and surveys to fill data gaps

  • Feasibility studies for critical infrastructure or programs

  • Scope for technical assistance

  • Concept for a project


Key Benefits:

  • Embracing complexity

  • Asking the right questions

  • Different problems, same methodology

  • Urban diagnostics help to ‘read’ cities

  • Evolution of Technology-Based Assessment

  • To identify individual and class strengths and weaknesses of the smart city

  • To identify and correct misconceptions

  • Provide effective and timely feedback

  • Predict performance on summative assessments

  • Predicts future performance

  • Progressing towards demonstrating proficiency on grade level standards

  • Measure the smart city achievement at the end 


Additional Free Offerings:



    • Missing Industry Experience
    • Being Removed From The Process
    • Having Your Best Interest At Heart
    • A Wide Pool Of Applicants Without The Right Qualifications
    • Losing Applicants To Competitors
    • Providing An Insignificant Interview Experience 
    • A Delayed Hiring Process
    • Lack Of Branding 
    • Great candidates are often fielding multiple offers at once
    • There’s too much noise in the market, making it hard to grab candidates’ attention.
    • There’s a shortage of talent with the skills your company needs
    • Testing candidates’ skills accurately and fairly can be tricky
    • Hiring managers are too picky with what they want
    • Recruiters sometimes lack the technical knowledge needed to answer candidates’ questions
    • There aren’t enough hours in the day 
    • Engaging qualified candidates
    • Creating an efficient recruiting process.
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