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In Ghana, Approaching Sanitation from a Citywide Perspective

The participatory planning process that is the hallmark of the Country Programme is bringing agencies in Greater Accra together, helping them view the city’s massive sanitation problems as a cross-boundary issue and establishing partnerships with communities to improve service delivery.

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The Cities Alliance Annual Report 2013

This year's Annual Report covers an eventful – and highly unusual – year for the Cities Alliance, with our relocation to Brussels and move to UNOPS as trustee. Read about results achieved over the year, check out our financials, and see the progress we are making in implementing our new performance monitoring system.

Cobblestone road construction in Ethiopia. Photo: GIZ

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Cobblestones are Creating Jobs and Empowering Ethiopia’s Urban Poor

Ethiopia's cobblestone road initiative has become one of the most successful infrastructure and job creation programmes in the country, particularly benefiting women and youth.

Per Nygaard (right) and Erik Berg (left) attend a Cities Alliance EXCO meeting.

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Cities Alliance Mourns the Passing of Norway’s Per Nygaard

Per Nygaard, the former Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, was a great representative for Norway and one of the Cities Alliance's most consistent and constructive partners.

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Johannesburg-Lilongwe Partnership Leads to a Robust City Development Strategy

In 2007 the Lilongwe City Assembly decided to develop a city development strategy (CDS) to guide its future development.With support from both global and national associations (United Cities and Local Governments and the Malawi Local Government Association), Lilongwe therefore turned to the more experienced city of Johannesburg for guidance. More »

Sparking a Transformation of Agra's Slums

Agra, India has used a Cities Alliance grant to develop an inclusive city development strategy and a city-wide slum upgrading plan. More importantly, they have leveraged their grant to secure USD 22 million in additional investments to improve the lives of slum dwellers. More »