Ease of Living Index and Municipal Performance Index 2019

Published on February 08, 2020
Current context: The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has launched the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) and Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2019 on 7th Feb 2020.
Ease of Living Index and Municipal Performance Index 2019
  • The two assessment frameworks launched help assess the progress made in cities through various initiatives and empower them to use evidence to plan, implement & monitor their performance.
  • The indices are designed to assess quality of life of citizens in 100 Smart Cities and 14 other Million Plus Cities.
  • Municipal Performance Index 2019: It assess the performance of municipalities based on five enablers, namely:
    1. Service
    2. Finance
    3. Planning
    4. Technology
    5. Governance
  • The enablers are further divided into 20 sectors which will be evaluated across 100 indicators.
  • Ease of Living Index 2019: is aimed at providing a holistic view of Indian cities including:
    1. The services provided by local bodies
    2. The effectiveness of the administration
    3. The outcomes generated through these services in terms of the liveability within cities
    4. The citizen perception of these outcomes
  • The key objectives of the Ease of Living Index are four-folds:
    1. Generate information to guide evidence-based policymaking.
    2. Catalyse action to achieve broader developmental outcomes including the SDG.
    3. Assess and compare the outcomes achieved from various urban policies and schemes.
    4. Obtain the perception of citizens about their view of the services provided by the city administration.
  • EoLI 2019 will facilitate the assessment of ease of living of citizens across three pillars:
    1. Quality of Life
    2. Economic Ability
    3. Sustainability
  • The three enablers are further divided into 14 categories across 50 indicators.

Question: 

Q.1 Which Ministry releases the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) and Municipal Performance Index (MPI)?
a. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
b. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation
c. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
d. Ministry of Labour & Employment

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