Sousse, Tunisia. Photo: Rene Peter Hohmann/Cities Alliance

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Cities Alliance Approves Country Programme in Tunisia

The partnership’s first Country Programme in the Middle East-North Africa region, it is a clear commitment to helping shore up the democratic process and the decentralisation initiatives begun by the Tunisian government.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Susanna Henderson/Cities Alliance

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Cities Alliance Welcomes Five New Members

Cities Alliance is delighted to welcome the World Bank back to the partnership, as well as four new members: the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), Omidyar Network, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

Future Cities Africa workshop in  Mbale, Uganda. Photo: Cities Alliance

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Future Cities Africa Is Off to a Strong Start

When the Cities Alliance and DFID first conceived the idea of Future Cities Africa, it seemed exceedingly ambitious: A multi-country partnership programme that challenges the way cities think about and plan for resilience, with an approach that is relevant for each city. Now one third of the way through implementation, Future Cities Africa is living up to its early promise.

The Liberia National Urban Forum

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President of Liberia Calls Cities Alliance Programme a Breakthrough for the Country

Liberia was thrust into the world’s media limelight during the onset of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in March 2014. But now Liberia is making a comeback, and the country is beginning a new chapter. The Cities Alliance looks forward to partnering with Liberia as it moves forward the sustainable city agenda.

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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 »