City Enabling Environment Rating: Assessment of the Countries in Asia and the Pacific
This report takes the CEE Ratings approach piloted in Africa and adapts it to the Asian context. It assesses the city and local government enabling environment in 28 countries in Asia-Pacific, implemented by United Cities and Local Governments – Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) with UNDP and Cities Alliance support.
The assessment helps local governments identify and address gaps in policy, legal and institutional frameworks that are impacting their efficiency. A rating is assigned to each country based on an in-depth qualitative assessment using 11 criteria. The diagnostics highlight the progress, constraints and policy options for effective decentralisation – helping local governments improve their effectiveness in sustainable development and implement the New Urban Agenda.