|How Country Programmes work
The Country Programme approach
Where Country Programmes work
Outputs and activities of a Country Programme
Long-term impacts of a Country Programme
Country Programme partners
Country Programmes target national government, local authorities and communities by developing two main components:
Country Programmes are guided by a set of core principles that build on key lessons learned through years of global experience accumulated by the Cities Alliance. They are:
The Cities Alliance prioritises the development of Country Programmes with governments that are committed to – or are in the process of proactively addressing – the needs of the urban poor. These governments are also aware that this process must be undertaken in the context of citywide or nationwide reforms. For an effective Country Programme, the following elements are important:
The geographic focus for developing Country Programmes is primarily in low-income countries, with priority given to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are currently programmes in Uganda, Ghana, Vietnam, Mozambique and Burkina Faso.
Country Programmes focus on achieving four main outputs – national policy frameworks, local inclusive strategies, building capacity of cities, and mechanisms to engage citizens. Each output is achieved through a series of activities that are determined by partners according to specific country context, with a thematic and geographic focus.
Some sample activities are outlined below for each type of output:
|National policy frameworks developed and/or enhanced to address urban development needs|