Joint Work Programme for Promoting Equitable Economic Growth in Cities
Cities that Work for All Residents
Today, more and more attention is being paid to the challenges of rising inequality and unsustainable growth patterns in development. However, little has been done to explore and promote the potential of cities to foster sustainable, equitable economic growth.
Municipal goods and services are essential to reduce inequalities and ensure inclusive economic growth. Equitable access – through effective provision, inclusive distribution and fair pricing – directly improves the social and economic well-being of citizens and facilitates decent and productive employment. It also enables a vibrant and productive private sector – supporting investments, job creation and the commercial strength of formal and informal businesses.
The Joint Work Programme Approach
Recognising the needs and capacities of cities and local governments, the JWP works with development partners to produce global knowledge, facilitate policy dialogues and support city-level diagnostics and policy recommendations. The goal is to promote economic growth that benefits ALL citizens.
The Joint Work Programme implements its partnership approach through three components: