The idea behind Pune City Connect is to enable various forces for social development that are already operating in the city, to come together with a common vision. These forces are: Government (Pune Municipal Corporation), Corporates (via CSR), NGOs (subject matter experts) and Citizens (via Volunteering).
When operating in isolation, it is incremental change rather than transformational change that occurs. The objective is to bring relevant stakeholders together to synergize resources and enable a difference of kind and not just a difference of degree.
This model is innovative in that it facilitates the creation of a formal, program-managed platform for Public-Private-Partnership in the social space. Each program that is run, has contribution from both PMC and Corporates. This enables sustainable, large scale change.