Fact Box: IBIN – 'India Backbone Implementation Network' and [email protected]

Montek Singh Ahluwalia (The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission) recently launched the India Backbone Implementation Network (IBIN).
Objective: To improve execution of policies, programs, and projects, which the 12th Five Year Plan has set as the vital requisite for speeding up more inclusive and quicker growth.
What are the major causes of delay in implementation of projects and schemes in India?

  • A study of projects and schemes has brought out that the key reasons of chokepoints in execution are conflict amongst stakeholders, and poor coordination between agencies.
  • These chokepoints are at many stages in the system, at the centre, in the states, in districts and cities too.

Why the need for IBIN?

  • These chokepoints discussed above cannot be eased top down by the Planning Commission.
  • They call for cooperative action by stakeholders and agencies at several points. So, the need for IBIN.

image India Backbone Implementation Network (IBIN).
Modeled on the very successful Total Quality Movement (TQM) in Japan which in the 1960s and 70s metamorphosed the potentiality of Japanese organizations in the private and public sectors to deliver results. The TQM was furnished to teams within organizations, and to inter-organization teams, techniques and tools with which they could make fast improvements of procedures thus transforming Japan into the brand of excellence at international level.

  • IBIN will spread techniques and skills for collaboration, coordination, and improve planning via a network of agencies in India. The partners in IBIN already comprise institutions such as the Administrative Staff College of India, the Indian School of Business, SEWA, WISCOMP, UNDP, GIZ, the World Bank, FISME, etc.
  • The IBIN network will form around nodes. The function of a node will be to draw together suppliers of the skills and proficiencies and the agencies that need them, and to ceaselessly filter good practices and propagate them extensively.
  • The Planning Commission has analyzed best practices for coordination and execution in other countries also, such as Korea, Malaysia, Brazil, and Germany. Planning Commission has brought in various innovations in the 12th Plan to better planning, communication, and execution. These include the use of proficiencies of ‘scenario planning’ for the first time, use of social media for communications with young, and the construct of IBIN.
  • The Planning Commission partnered with [email protected] to launch IBIN and incubating it in [email protected].

Partnership of Planning Commission and [email protected] for IBIN:

  • Planning Commission and [email protected] have partnered together to launch IBIN.
  • Objective of Partnership: To assist collaborative movements of change to achieve national goals in important sectors. [email protected] will assist in expanding the IBIN network.
  • [email protected] is already occupied with flourishing skill development. Planning Commission has partnered with [email protected] to set up a cell within [email protected] which will be the first node of IBIN.

What is [email protected]?

  • [email protected] is a 3-Dimensional development idea for India which was articulated by Prof C.K.Prahalad and then accepted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on May 8, 2008.
  • Professor Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad (C.K. Prahalad,1941 – 2010), Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan was the inspirational force behind the [email protected] initiative.
  • On September 23, 2007, while celebrating the [email protected] (commemorating the 60th year of India’s independence) programme at New York, USA, Prof. C.K.Prahalad articulated the idea of holistic three dimensional development of India to assume adequate economic strength, technological vitality and moral leadership by 75 years of independence i.e. YEAR 2022.
  • [email protected] is a path breaking go-ahead that visualizes how India should be in her 75th year of independence and attempts to draw together all stakeholders including the industry, government, institutions, community groups and individuals to transform the vision into a reality.



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