About Our Projects

The Cities Alliance provides grants in support of city development strategies, citywide and nationwide slum upgrading, and national policies on urban development and local government.

The Cities Alliance Secretariat does not implement the projects it funds, drawing instead on the existing capacity of Alliance members. In-country work is managed through cities, the regional operational units of Cities Alliance members, other multilateral and bilateral partners, and existing global and regional partnership programmes.

For more information about our projects and activities, please see our online Project Database. The data is refreshed every Friday.


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This Request for Quotations aims at hiring a legal entity to support the consolidation of the Metropolitan Network (Brazil), through: - Elaboration o

Cities Alliance has established a Joint Work Programme (JWP) to respond to the equitable economic growth challenge in cities.

? What is the context of the project The Liberia Country Program (LCP) led by Cities Alliance is a longer-term programmatic approach to addressing th

The scope involves providing Cities Alliance and its implementing partners in Liberia with GIS data and maps for use in the different technical assess

As part of its Campaign Cities Initiative in Bangladesh, the JWP EEG will build on local partnerships in two Secondary Cities in Bangladesh to facilit

The scope of the consultancy is to collect a endline for those cities which are focus of the Vietnam Country Programme and included in the initial bas

The scope of the consultancy is to collect a endline for those cities which are focus of the Uganda Country Programme and included in the initial base

The scope of the consultancy is to collect an end-line for those districts of GAMA which are focus of the Ghana Country Programme and included in the

Os presentes Termos de Referência tem por objeto a contratação de empresa de consultoria com experiencia comprovada em pesquisa e análise em política

The scope of the consultancy is to collect a baseline for those Local Government Areas (LGAs) of greater Monrovia which are initial focus of the Liber

The scope of the consultancy is to collect a midline for those cities which are focus of the Burkina Faso Country Programme and included in the initia

The Activity “Sabores sin Fronteras” aims to encourage and strengthen the relationships between migrant women from different communities living in Bue

A strong political will and leadership The Government of Tunisia (GoT) has elevated regional development, with a particular focus on its lagging areas

Monrovia is the capital of Liberia and the country was established in 1847 by freed slaves from the United States of America.

? Project context The first phase of the Urban Country Programme for Burkina Faso (UCPB) was implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Progr

The Reintegration & Rehabilitation of Involuntary Returned Migrants Project will complement and build on existing initiatives at the national and

? What is the context of the project? Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, has a unique history in Africa.

The core objectives of the project is to develop a network of partners who can inform a city led response to migrants in Durban that focuses on social

Lebanon has been facing massive periodic internal and external influxes since 1948.

Research Project 3: Urban Governance and Service Delivery in the context of Ghana 15. Under the impacts of globalisation, urbanisation and decentr

Research Project 3: Urban Governance and Service Delivery in the context of Ghana 15. Under the impacts of globalisation, urbanisation and decentr

Research Project 2: The climate change and energy debate in the context of Ethiopia 15. Cities are at the centre of the climate change debates.

Research Project 1: The urban expansion and compactness debate in the context of Mozambique 15. Background and Research Questions.

The NYU urban expansion initiative directly supports CA member Ministry of Urban Development and Construction in its portion of the current GOE 5 year

Monrovia City Corporation’s (MCC) Proposal, “Imagine Monrovia”, is focused on the theme “Know the Future Potential of your City”.

Le programme?pays du Burkina Faso constituera le 5ème programme?pays mis en oeuvre dans le cadre du programme global de l’Alliance des villes intitulé

Angola mirrors the current global trend in urbanisation with over 62% of the country’s population living in cities.

This project aims to maximize the ability of City Authorities in Nampula, Nacala, Tete to plan and sustainably manage urban growth through durable acc

The Vietnamese MOC concluded that it was necessary to formulate a National Urban Development Strategy (NUDS) as a central instrument to manage and to

of this project will widen the experiences of the first grant throughout GAMA (namely: Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), La Nkwantanan Madina (LanMMA

Strengthen the institutional capacity of the Direcção Nacional do Desenvolvimento Autárquico (DNDA/MAE) to effectively lead and promote the emerging n

This urban forum will be thematically organized around "reshaping Liberia’s urban future and delivering tomorrow’s sustainable urban places and spaces

SafetiPin is a mobile app that has been designed to collect and share information about factors that cause safety and the lack of it in cities.

The project is targeting the areas which were cut out from the borders of Jerusalem Municipality after constructing the separation Wall.

The Citizen Action Network for Safe and Effective Transportation (Red Accion Ciudadana para el Transporte Eficiente e Seguro) here referred to as Tran

The proposed project will support the development of an ICT-enabled platform for citizen engagement and feedback provision - called Barrio Digital (Di

The Bangalore Urban Metabolism Project (BUMP) is a long-term collaborative initiative at the intersection of equity and sustainability in urban India.

Yangon City Development Council has expressed a desire to the project proponent to better understand informal settlements, their contribution to infor

The proposed project will focus on the inclusion of youth at risk in social development activities in the municipalities of La Esperanza and Huanchaco

Le projet vise à mettre en place un système d’information intégré et participatif capable de guider l’intervention prévue pour encadrer le développeme

Le projet s’inscrit dans une logique de développement social urbain, à travers la promotion d’un accès équitable aux services de base.

SDI, the UCLG-A, and the Cities Alliance chaired a side event at the United Nations Economic and Social Council 2014 Integration Segment on the Know Y

This proposal includes a series of workshops discussing Habitat III gender, the city, and local issues.

The objective of CPs is to support the emergence of a more effective urban agenda centered on sustainable and inclusive cities.

The third AURI meeting scheduled for 20 November (in Cape Town) will be used to inform AURI members of the content of the Ford Foundation proposal and

On January 2012 while the Cities Alliance was based at the World Bank a grant to the value of USD 545 000 was awarded to the City of Maputo in support

This conference is dedicated to the urban development financing chain and existing and possible solutions.

The UK’s £4.915 million will fund a project to support at least 8 cities in Africa to become future proofed to climate, environment and natural resour

In the light of Ghana's urban growth, the cities and towns in Ghana are faced with challenges in efficiently managing the urbanization process.

UrbaPEJ-Dalifort project aims to foster the socio-professional integration of young people and to combat urban poverty by enhancing community life and

97% of the urban population in Sierra Leone lives in slum communities which are characterised by poor housing, overcrowding, poverty, unsanitary condi

Ghana is the second country where clear synergies have been identified with the Cities Alliance's global programme Land, Services and Citizenship for

The objective of the project is to provide qualified staff to strengthen the operational performance of municipal urban planning departments by develo

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country of approximately 16.5 million people located at the centre of the West Africa sub-region, with 6 neighbouring cou

The proposed project will focus on the inclusion of youth at risk in social development activities in the municipalities of La Esperanza and Huanchaco

Vietnam Urban Forum – General Assembly 2014.

Ethiopia is urbanizing fast at about 4.1 percent per annum and the country’s urban population is expected to exceed 50 million by 2050.

‘FIXING THE URBAN MESS’ is a communications advocacy campaign designed to address the challenges of urbanisation, to generate public awareness and deb

The primary use of the funds would be consultant support for the attached terms of reference, as summarized below.

The first activity involving Education, Training and Professional Integration (FIP) was carried out from 2009 to 2012, with the European Union in two

The main objective of the project is to provide Mauritanian national and local authorities with innovative and effective ways of solving the problem o

Increasingly large numbers of city residents in developing countries live in conditions of insecurity of tenure and suffer a combined impact of povert

Analytically, there is a strong causal connection between urbanization and economic development.

Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) extends over an area of 4, 355 sq. km.

The CA project is needed to start up the dialogue among GAMA municipalities on the need to address environmental sanitation in a metropolitan perspect

In the context of the Cities Alliance (CA)’s ‘Land, Services and Citizenship for the Urban Poor (LSC)’ programme, CA has been promoting Country Progra

This state of cities report aims to support policy makers and local decision makers by providing analytical data on the existing patterns and profiles

The underlying problem of the South City project is the lack of planning and management as well as of a robust and integral geographic information sys

In response to recent institutional transformations in the MENA Region, members of the Cities Alliance (CA), asked the secretariat to develop a concer

Sao Paulo Support Office

Tunisia is a highly urbanized country with the urbanization rate reaching 66% in 2009.

At the start of 2012, the Republic of Ghana marks two critical milestones in its development trajectory.

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located at the centre of the western Africa sub-region, with 6 neighbouring countries and a total area of 274 200

Yaounde, the political capital of Cameroon, is a city of about two million people that has experienced strong growth over the past three decades (more

The project was incorporated to the Thematic Program for Risk Management and Disaster Response.

In the light of Ghana's urban growth, the cities and towns in Ghana are faced with challenges in efficiently managing the urbanization process.

The general objective of this initiative is the formulation of a methodology for capacity building local governments for the customization and impleme

The Ministry of Cities/National Housing Secretariat has requested the support of the World Bank in providing technical assistance for the formulation

A key component of the Ghana country partnership programme "Land, Services and Citizenship for the Urban Poor," includes activities at the community l

This proposed small grant from Cities Alliance will be used by USAID/India to support the institutionalization and dissemination of best practices in

Ethiopia is still one of the least urbanised countries in the world, with 17 per cent of its population living in cities.

Many cities and secondary towns in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region have untapped cultural tourism potential that, if developed, could allow t

The Philippines is undergoing rapid urbanisation with about 60% of the total population residing in urban areas.

At independence, Cote d’Ivoire had nearly 4 million inhabitants.

In 2007 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Italian Republic with the aim of undertaking cooper

Vietnam is engaged in a remarkable process of economic reform and spatial transition.

Increasingly large numbers of city residents in developing countries live in conditions of insecurity of tenure and suffer a combined impact of povert

As part of the existing Joint Work Programme between the Cities Alliance and the Government of the Philippines, the proposal aims to develop a Nationa

The absence of a formal local government to manage the day-to-day demands of communities places much urban planning and management responsibility on c

The proposed project is a direct response to the challenges and needs of the urban sector in Papua New Guinea, including supporting the soon to be rel

With only 20 per cent of its population classified as urban and therefore one of the least urbanised countries in Africa, Malawi is nonetheless one of

Uganda’s Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development is proposing to develop a national urban policy and strategic urban development plan for the

The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) consists of eight metropolitan/municipal assemblies and includes the city of Accra, which is the administra

The proposed activity follows up on the main conclusions of a previous Cities Alliance grant.

This proposal is a follow-up to two grants that successfully supported the Ministry of Cities in the development of the National Housing Plan (PlanHab

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country with an estimated population of 4,407,000 inhabitants in 2008, with a population growth rate of 2

Community Development Fund (CDF) is a financing mechanism that promotes a community-driven approach to pro-poor urban development, planning and manage

Ghana is the second country where clear synergies have been identified with the Cities Alliance's global programme Land, Services and Citizenship for

Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, is facing key development challenges.

Bangladesh is one of the fastest urbanising countries in South Asia, and urbanisation is expected to continue as the country transitions from low- to

The urban transition is well under way in Kenya, and urbanisation is projected to continue at a rapid pace: It is estimated that urban areas will acco

Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

The Palestinian Territories have been witnessing major social, economic, and environmental challenges in addition to the constraints imposed by the po

In India, there is a strong realisation that its urban areas need to improve for the country to achieve fast and sustained economic development.

The Cities Alliance has packaged a global project entitled Land, Services and Citizenship for the Urban Poor.

Since its establishment in November 2009, around 23 cities have joined the Ethiopian Cities Network.

All the World is Urban will be a feature-length documentary DVD on Ahmedabad as the city redefines itself through wide-reaching urban planning and mas

Lilongwe City Assembly is a member of United Cities and Local Governments/Africa (UCLGA).

The Cities Alliance and the National Housing Secretariat of the Ministry of Cities signed a cooperation agreement in August 2009 focused on knowledge

The Government of India's Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) has begun the process of designing the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)

The State of Cities Report (SoCR) is an internationally established system of reporting on progress, challenges and issues faced by cities in achievin

Indonesia's population of over 220 million people is growing more rapidly in urban areas than in rural ones.

In March 2009, preparatory assistance from the Cities Alliance was granted to the Ministry of Local Administration (then Local Administration and Envi

The Cities Alliance has packaged a global project entitled Land, Services and Citizenship for the Urban Poor.

The Philippines is one of the fastest urbanising countries in the world, with more than 60% of its population living in urban areas.

The Vietnam National Urbanization Review (VNUR) is strategic and analytical work that aims to support the Government of Vietnam in realising its socio

The Urban Authorities Association of Uganda (UAAU) and the International City Management Association (ICMA) have entered into a formal partnership (UA

The Municipality of Othon Pompeyo Blanco, commonly know as Chetumal, has requested assistance from Cities Alliance to help to produce a new (green) di

Planning for irregular 'fragmented' cities of the developing world is a complex task, and approaches of traditional master planning and land use plann

In line with the Government of Jordan's regional development agenda, the proposed programme will be a step forward in a programmatic approach to assis

A follow-up proposal to the 2007 Cities Alliance-funded "Preparatory Study: Participatory City Development Strategies in Namibia", the proposed projec

In 2007, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Italian Republic with the aim of undertaking coope

Launched by the Government of India in 2005, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) aims to transform urban policies and city ma

The Government of India has launched Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) - slum upgrading initiative, which envisions a slum-free India by 2014.

The technical cooperation between the São Paulo Municipal Housing Secretary and the Cities Alliance began in 2001 and, since then, it has launched two

The City Statute of Brazil (Federal Law Number 10.257), approved in 2001, is a unique ground-breaking legal instrument conceived by the widespread urb

The Cities Alliance has packaged a global project entitled Land, Services and Citizenship for the Urban Poor.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) urge the signatory nations to extend access to improved sanitation to at least half the urban population by 20

The World Bank’s Urban, Water and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) unit for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region has begun work on a regional re

Urban centres in Ethiopia are defined as human settlements with a minimum population of 2,000 persons, of which 50 per cent of the working population

The Government of Kiribati has developed and implemented an Outer-Island Growth Strategy aimed at providing services on the outer islands, thus hopefu

The 10th Five-Year Plan for Syria envisions urban areas that are stronger, more self-reliant, and able to take on greater decision-making responsibili

Agra is a global tourist destination, and offers huge potential for developing a strong and broad-based tourism-centric city economy.

The Government of Indonesia, through the Director of Housing and Human Settlements in the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), has in

Dar es Salaam, the capital city of Tanzania, houses around 40% of country’s urban population.

The rapid expansion of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, is one of the country’s most critical development issues.

This activity builds on the successful development and delivery of Distance Learning Course on ‘Integrated Slum Upgrading Actions’ to officials locate

Mbabane, the capital of Swaziland, continues to experience the same pressures that other rapidly urbanising African cities are faced with.

The proposed activities cover three municipalities in the province of Buenos Aires.

Chile held the "Mes del Barrio", a celebration of space and balance of work achieved over 3 years  of implementing the ongoing Neighbourhood Recovery

The Cities Alliance, the IADB and the Ministry of Cities/Caixa partnered to consolidate and add value to the existing knowledge on programs for the ur

Brazil, one of the most urbanised countries, is suffering from housing deficit. In 2005, the national housing deficit was estimated at 7.9 million.

Uganda’s Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development is proposing to develop a national urban policy and strategic urbandevelopment plan for the

Over 80% of Brazil’s population lives in the urban areas.

The proposed activities are aimed at developing a long-term strategic framework for the sustainable development of the City of Tirana so as to ensure

It is estimated that the Damascus Metropolitan Area had a population of 4.14 million in 2005 and that this population was increasing at almost 5 perce

Urban areas in Mozambique are facing significant challenges due to rapid urbanization.

Nampula, Mozambique’s third largest urban center, is experiencing explosive urban growth (6.8% annual), which has been mainly unplanned.

Preparatory activities to develop a support strategy for citywide upgrading, building on the Kampung Improvement Program.

This is a preparatory activity to facilitate the emergence of an alliance among the large cities in South Africa (and, eventually, the Southern Africa

The City of Johannesburg, the premier metropolitan area of South Africa, is undertaking a major city development strategy, including a fiscal, financi

Quezon is the largest city in Metro Manila, both in terms of land area and population.

The purpose of the activity is to define a group of actions aimed at the regulation of the Areas of Special Social Interest/Special Social Interest Zo

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, plays a key role as an urban center not only at national level but also in the Eastern Europe and Caucuses region.

The project is a participatory initiative toward an urban development strategy for the Greater Lomé area.

A key gap in implementing the Cities Alliance approach in LAC has emerged during the development of the 2000-2001 work program – support for the upfro

The target group of this proposed activity is the communities living in the slums and informal settlements in the towns of Bhuvaneswar, Puri, Cuttack

Preparatory activities to develop a support strategy to expand the CDS program with the National League of Cities, and to support citywide upgrading.

The proposed study will explore the basic concept for a community-based urban upgrading program in the main towns of six selected states.

The activity will involve a review of the state of affairs in the city.

The proposed activities are a result of the MOU signed by the Government of Ghana and the Cities Alliance in February 2008.

During an October 2007 workshop dedicated to the development of the Regional Action Plan, recognition was given to the important role a Cities Allianc

UNCHS (Habitat) with the funding support from UNDP and DfID (UK) has implemented an urban squatter upgrading project entitled “Support to the Phnom Pe

With an are of 185,180 km2 and a resident population in 2005 of 18.4 million, Syria has one of the higher population densities in the Middle East-100

After the collapse of the Soviet Union and Tajikistan's emergence as an independent state, the country faced a difficult economic and social situation

Following the end of the armed conflict in Sierra Leone, slums and informal settlements in the country are on the increase.

The project is to assist Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) in addressing urban poverty, and improving livability, competitiveness, bankability, and go

The initiative is designed to enhance the development of democratic and self-reliant municipal management system in Sofia in a manner that generates s

The proposed project aims to formulate a City Development Strategy for Hyderabad, and to institutionalize sustainable delivery mechanisms at a communi

The proposed activity regards the provision of coordination and technical assistance, as well as the execution of social development activities, withi

This proposal is a follow-up to the completed Khulna CDS which identified the need for sustainable urban upgrading, improved basic service provision,

This proposal aims to expand on the pilot CDS exercise currently being undertaken in Fuling, by broadening the scope to cover one major city region of

The aim of this proposal is to assist the stakeholders of the city in articulating their vision for the city, and develop a concrete action program to

The aim of this activity is to enhance the development of democratic and self-reliant municipal management system in Sofia in a manner that generates

The City of Kumasi, Ghana, in partnership with local, national and international key stakeholders seeks to prepare a City Development Strategy for the

The following is the first tranche in what is anticipated to be a multi-year program of developing an enabling strategy for the development and implem

Slum upgrading activities in the Ismailia Governorate, including phsyical and social surveying, physical planning and action planning using a wide-bas

The project aims to support the Mauritanian central government and the municipalities of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, among other smaller towns of Regio

The program will build upon the Bank’s successful assistance to the Chinese government in developing a national urbanization agenda at the central lev

This initiative would complement the current preparation of the Pro-Metropole project whose objective is to improve the capacity of public, private an

The aim of this activity is to reduce urban poverty in Antananarivo metro area, setting up and implementing a consensual strategy for economic and soc

Addis Ababa is the industrial, commercial and service centre of Ethiopia.

The aim of this activity is to facilitate this process of Poverty-Focused City Development Strategies in the Philippines by proposing multi-city devel

Mostar is seeking support to meet the severe economic, social, physical and cultural challenges the city faces as we attempt to build a complete and v

The aim of this activity is to reduce urban poverty in Antananarivo metro area, setting up and implementing a consensual strategy for economic and soc

In an effort to improve the efficacy of city development strategies it is proposed that a set of performance indicators, to form part of a monitoring

The aim of this activity is to assist GoV establish a mechanism that gives the urban poor better access to housing, and to have this reflected in the

The aim of this activity is to promote sustainable and pro-poor urban development by strengthening/supporting urban poverty alleviation and direct act

The aim of this activity is to support Rwanda’s largest city, Kigali, in maximizing its economic potential in order to increase income and job opportu

There is a need for the state to promulgate a slum policy covering notification/denotification, granting of tenure, resettlement and rehabilitation, p

The project is aimed at strengthening Karu Local Government as a satellite of Abuja Federal Capital Territory by stimulating change in behaviour and p

The Government of the State of Mexico has been a leader in addressing issues of urban management and planning.

This proposal is geared towards strengthening the capacity of the Planning Office for the Metropolitan Area (OPAMSS) to prepare, implement and evaluat

This proposal builds upon the partnerships that have been created in three countries, and translates them into action plans wholly different from the

The project's purpose is to draw up CDSs and local PRSPs for three medium-sized cities of Burkina Faso, Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora and Ouahigouya.

The objective of the activity is to establish a dynamic management and administration structure for properly managing the Municipal Fund for the Suppo

The National Housing Policy of Brazil, approved in 2004, guarantees people’s constitutional right to decent housing, the social inclusion of the poore

The purpose is to formulate and test innovative methodology, tools and framework for upgrading, management and prevention of informal settlements in m

In 2005 democratic elections in Liberia took place, ending 16 years of war and transition.

The economic and monetary crisis in 1997 and the major social transformation that followed, have been a watershed for major reform in Indonesia.

Natural disasters affect a great proportion of the population due to a large number of vulnerable communities.

The focus area of this initiative is the existing low-income settlements (recognized and unrecognised slums, and unauthorized colonies) in the Municip

The Government of Kenya, grassroots organizations, and the international networks of federations of slum dwellers and support NGOs have taken a number

Since 1994 the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has been pursuing a partnership policy to upgrade slums in the city.

The Kingston St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) in collaboration with the Kingston St.

An integrated program of housing and urban upgrading encompassing both physical upgrading and land tenure regulation, to be developed through integrat

The proposed urban upgrading and disaster mitigation project is designed to reduce vulnerability to floods and landslides in the slums of La Paz.

Establish and assist the operations of a new network of the municipalities of the nine largest cities in South Africa, the Cities Support and Learning

The region’s economy is based on small farms and now faces stagnation, characterised by demographic emigration, shortages in farm production and worse

Building upon the City Development Strategy, this project is designed to demonstrate practical alternatives to the current policy of dislocating the u

Latvia, a country of 2.36 million, remains characterised by poverty, uneven development and economic and social inequalities.

Urban service delivery under Apartheid was entirely separate for the white and black areas, and as a result of this separation, much of the 90 percent

Activities to explore the potential of creating a link between the two cities have already taken place.

To provide preparatory assistance to Lagos State Government’s plans to introduce a long-term strategy for reform and investment.

The proposal articulates a multi-year program of priority investments, needed policy reforms, and technical assistance, and to develop an institutiona

This activity is designed to contribute to a national commitment and shared vision for scaling up slum upgrading across the major cities of Iran.

For several decades poor families have illegally occupied the peripheral areas of Cali and built their houses with their own resources through increme

City Development Strategies (CDS) with a perspective of regional integration will assist the provincial government level in regional coordination thro

To provide preparatory assistance to the Government to develop a proposal which would strengthen and expand its urban shelter programmes, to include t

The Chilean Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINVU) has launched a series of initiatives to implement shelter programs that effectively reac

The Government of Mongolia is concerned about increasing population and mounting poverty in Ulaanbaatar due to a lack of economic opportunities in sma

The proposal to develop a Dili City Upgrading Strategy (CUS) has been mooted since East Timor first became the world’s newest nation in May 2002.

Framed within a window of opportunity created by the Malawi government in its formulation of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy under the them

The South African Department of Housing seeks the Cities Alliance’s support in scoping the technical assistance, capacity, and institutional reform re

The Government of Egypt seeks support for its Urban Reform Agenda to address six challenges it sees to the country’s development over the next two dec

The World Bank is assisting the Government of Iran to facilitate the transition to a market-led housing sector while improving current living conditio

The neighbouring towns of Ramallah, Al-Bireh and Beitunia face rapid population growth, an increasing demand for better quality and quantity services,

The Government of Ethiopia is considering comprehensive adjustments to its housing policy, with an increased emphasis on the needs of the urban poor,

More than 30 percent of the population of Alexandria lives in slum areas.

The Ministry of Cities is currently formulating a new national urban policy to provide a framework for slum upgrading, serviced land delivery and land

Translate the national poverty reduction objectives and the goals of the national Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper into specific poverty reduction obj

To design and implement a community-managed and sustainable sanitation system in La Cabima, within the framework of a city-wide programme, for possibl

To curb the sharp increase of slums in the country and meet MDG Target 11, the Government of Costa Rica has allocated USD$30,000,000 for the implement

Vietnam’s Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy (CPRGS) explicitly deals with urban poverty issues.

The Johannesburg-Addis Ababa Partnership Programme (‘JAAPP’) aims to establish, within the framework of NEPAD, a methodology and the capacity for shar

Development in Amman is guided by its Development Plan 2002-2006, that contains specific objectives and programmes targeting a wide range of sectors.

This proposal sets out to promote urban economic development in a region, addressing institutional, technical, and financial constraints to improve th

In order to consolidate and strengthen its recent success in the reduction of poverty (headcount 2000: 26% 2004: 18%), the city of Vologda is seeking

Increasingly, local governments are emerging as one of the most crucial institutions for Azerbaijan’s economic and social development.

Building on previous successful CDS1 and CDS2 initiatives in the Philippines, this project supported the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) to

Responding to the most current literature that describes a forceful demographic trend that anticipates a two-billion person increase in global populat

The activity is a preparatory phase for a fully developed pro-poor City Development Strategy (CDS) and a slum prevention and upgrading strategy propos

Based on citywide sanitation programmes in Mumbai and Pune (Maharashtra), the Government of India proposes to significantly upscale the provision of u

It is anticipated that in the second half of 2002, the Parliament will approve legislation to re-unite municipalities that were disaggregated into sma

The proposal is to produce the framework for facilitating development of a comprehensive Urban Upgrading and Finance Programme (MUFP) for Mbabane.

This proposal seeks to develop mechanisms for City Development Strategies for the cities of Chiniot, Gujranwala, Chakwal and Pind Dadan Khan.

The Government of Tamil Nadu finds that implementation of its strategic plans are being constrained by improper land usage policies.

The Framework Agreement sets the foundations for a Cities Alliance partnership with Morocco’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Development for the suppor

The growth of slums in Indian cities has been a challenge.

Ranked among the world’s largest cities, São Paulo has faced a housing crisis for decades.

The activity is a preparatory phase for a fully developed pro-poor CDS proposal (with SUP components) to be sent to the Cities Alliance.

The cities in Gauteng region of South Africa produce more than 30% of the nation’s gross domestic product.

The main objective of this activity is to promote human development of urban poor dwellers in selected Cambodian cities through developing pro-poor en

Douala, a prominent city of Cameroon, generates 25 percent of the country’s GDP.

Visakhapattanam is a fast developing port city and second largest urban agglomeration in the State of Andhra Pradesh in India.

This proposal is to support the process of transformation of Mumbai into a world-class city with the objective of improving economic growth, reducing

The urban upgrading strategy for Yangzhou aims to identify most suitable ways of upgrading existing settlement structures in the urban centre of Yangz

The city of Ulaanbaatar is facing a population explosion due to rapid rural-urban migration.

Burkina Faso’s capital city, Ouagadougou, with a population of 1.2 million, is growing at a high rate to reach an estimated population of 3,000,000 by

The Municipal Council of Maputo seeks to develop a strategy to improve the living conditions in the city’s slums with the direct involvement of slum c

Cities and towns in Namibia continue to be characterized by huge inequalities in terms of access to basic services and income generating activities wh

The rapid growth of urban settlements in Ghana has not been matched by the corresponding increase in infrastructural and other services.

For the past 30 years, local governments (LG) in Zambia have been severely constrained in providing sustainable basic services to citizens due to fisc

Moldova has been suffering from lack of technical, administrative and financial capacities at all levels of government.

The purpose of this activity is to develop, in a participatory manner, a strategy for urban development of the commune and rehabilitation of the city

The Government of Swaziland is in the process of establishing a “single countrywide system of local government” and seeks Cities Alliance support to a

Stavropol Krai, as many other cities and regions in Russia, faces challenges in meeting the needs of its urban poor, as the country’s nascent decentra

The purpose of this activity is to support the development and implementation of the Cities of Mali without Slums Program, aimed at reducing and upgra

While the Philippines continues to urbanise rapidly, the housing and land markets have not kept pace with the rapid urban growth.

Urban growth and high population density present significant challenges to Senegal’s capital city Dakar and its neighbouring cities, Guédiawaye, Rufis

Dar es Salaam, with a population of about 2.5 million and growing at a rate of 5-6 %, is harbouring the largest share of urbanisation challenges in Ta

Over half of the population of Philippines lives in urban areas.

The northeastern region of China, including Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning provinces, served as the major industrial base up to the mid 1970s.

The city of Cotonou dominates the urban landscape of Benin because of its demographic and economic prominence.

With the objective of making Swaziland’s capital Mbabane a “city without slums”, the Mbabane City Council and the national government seek to develop

This initiative aims to develop an agreed, costed and timetabled action plan for citywide upgrading of the city’s under-serviced settlements, to enabl

This proposal sets out to prepare a diagnosis and a strategy aimed at improving access to housing and land for low-income households in 3 urban areas

With the long-term objective of launching a national slum upgrading programme based on private sector investments, the Guatemalan Government seeks in

This proposal sets out to establish a basis for regulatory and institutional reform of Brasilia’s land markets and habitat delivery systems so as to e

Chuvashia, as many other cities and regions in Russia, faces challenges in meeting the needs of its urban poor, as the country’s nascent decentralisat

The Hubli-Dharwad Metropolitan Corporation seeks Cities Alliance support as it undertakes a CDS aimed at providing a sense of direction for the growth

Population and industrial growth in Agra has been accompanied by an unplanned physical expansion and urban sprawl, leading to a wide range of physical

This proposal seeks to support and leverage the CDS, the Kigali Economic Development Strategy, the Urban Infrastructure and City Management Program an

Shanghai, one of the largest cities in Asia, is the core metropolis in a rapidly urbanizing and industrializing corridor in Yangtze Delta Region of Ch

Ekurhuleni, the third largest city in South Africa, is a manufacturing hub that contributes more than 20% of the gross geographic product of Gauteng p

The Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, formerly known as Pretoria, is the capital of South Africa and the fifth largest city in the country.

This initiative sets out to demonstrate a mechanism for sustainable service provision to the urban poor at scale through a mutually beneficial partner

Quelimane City, located along the Cuácua River in Mozambique, has more than 70% of its population living in informal settlements.

With a rapid urbanization and industrialization, Haiphong has faced serious environmental problems.

The threes cities of Tripoli, El Mina and Beddawy, comprising the Al Fayhaa Union of Municipalities, are looking to a CDS to promote economic growth,

Although Brazil has over 20 years of experience in urban upgrading programmes for precarious settlements developed by municipalities, States and the F

Bhutan’s capital city of Thimphu seeks to pro-actively address its rapid growth, in a sustainable and environmentally sound manner; improving the qual

Building on the success of the Novos Alagados and the Ribeira Azul Programs in reducing urban poverty, the State Government of Bahia seeks technical a

Alexandria City Development Strategy (CDS) Phase II builds on its successfully implemented first phase.

Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of urbanization in Africa. Ethiopian urban centers suffer from a host of social and economic problems.

In 2004, the Government of South Africa introduced new upgrading policy, within the framework of the Comprehensive Plan.

Association of Local Government Authorities in Kenya (ALGAK) recognized that City development Strategies (CDS) is one of the approaches that can offer

The cities of Tanzania are facing socio-economic and environmental challenges coupled with institutional and administrative issues.

During Phase I, Cities Alliance supported the establishment of the Mumbai Transformation Support Unit (MTSU) to provide support for developing and imp

This activity is designed to support Government efforts to institutionalise participatory urban governance approaches and assist selected Municipal Co

Although urban population accounts for only 28% of India’s population, almost 60% of national GDP is produced in urban areas.

Although urban population accounts for only 28% of India’s population, almost 60% of national GDP is produced in urban areas.

Although Nepal has a lower level of urbanization compared to other countries in Asia, the cities and towns has experienced rapid urban growth particul

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagare Palike (BBMP), a larger entity for city governance, was created in 2006 to cater to the expansion of city limits and integ

Sfax is Tunisia’s second-largest city after Tunis, and its commercial epicentre.

The purpose of this activity is to establish the Nigerian Cities Network as a major city organ for promoting good governance, economic integration of

The Government of Jamaica has prioritized issues of inner-city and urban upgrading as these pockets of dense urban and peri-urban settlements have bec

This proposal builds on the successful Cities Alliance-funded “Support to the National Program for Land Tenure Regularization and Socio-Environmental

Brazil has approximately 80% of the population living in urban areas and 90% of the country’s GDP generated in cities.

This proposal aims to support the urban policy reform process in Vietnam by providing TA input on urban planning in a rapidly urbanizing setting based

The proposed project will build upon the demand-based process for project identification and implementation established under the Azerbaijan Rural Inv

Thanh Hoa City is a political, capital and economic hub of the largest Thanh Hoa Province.

The main objective of this preparatory grant is to prepare, discuss and agree on a long-term development framework for the GCMA, which comprises three

Development in Aleppo is guided by a Master plan adopted in 2002 and City Council priorities adopted in 2003.

This activity is designed to support the implementation of MINVU’s Program to Recover 200 Neighbourhoods, through capacity building and strengthening

The Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte (MRBH) currently comprises 34 municipalities with a total population of approximately 4.5 million.

The purpose of the preparatory grant is to prepare a proposal for submission to Cities Alliance with the aim of adjusting and updating CDS-inspired pr
This Request for Quotations aims at hiring a legal entity to support the consolidation of the Metropolitan Network (Brazil), through: - Elaboration o
2.1 Project background and rationale What is the context of the project?
At the request of several members, Cities Alliance convened a Joint Work Programme on Cities and Migration for its 2018–21 strategy.
From 3-6 September 2018, Cities Alliance will organise a series of webinars around certain key themes and common challenges, in which grantees will be
Cities Alliance has established a Joint Work Programme (JWP) to respond to the equitable economic growth challenge in cities.