The Planning Commission has decided to prepare State Development Reports (SDRs) for all States and Union Territories of India. The objective in bringing out these reports is to provide independent quality reference documents on the development profile, set out strategies for accelerating the growth rate of States, lessen disparities and reduce poverty. The SDRs are meant to discuss the constraints and challenges facing the States and provide a vision, blueprints or a roadmap for its overall progress and prosperity. Each SDR is being prepared with the assistance of reputed national level-agencies under the supervision of a Core Group, headed by a Member of the Planning Commission, and including senior representatives of the State Government. The publication of the Delhi Development Report follows the recently published SDRs of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Karnataka, Kerala and Sikkim. The Delhi Development Report reviews the experience of NCT Delhi and highlights issues critical for the State's development in the years ahead. The Report is expected to be an important value document and will impart value for development practitioners interested in the State and act as a roadmap for accelerated growth in the future.