MASHAL just completed the project UTTHAN by the end of August, 2012. The project was aimed at assisting Urban Community Development Project of Pune Municipal Corporation with developing an urban poor focused GIS information system whereby strengthening the PMC service delivery to the urban poor. The data system was designed to provide a comprehensive city level urban poor profile with a methodology for periodical updating of the information. Utthan project was financially supported by CHF International.
Utthan developed a community participatory approach for pro-poor program planning and delivery. The project added to the participatory content of the urban development process through targeted and strategic capacity building interventions.