The Resilient Systems of Secondary Cities and Migration Dynamics programme supports initiatives designed by secondary city stakeholders to provide migrants, forcibly displaced people, and host communities with equal access to quality public services, labour market integration, and economic opportunities.

At its core, the programme seeks to advance global thinking on how secondary cities in developing countries can manage and seize the opportunities arising from migration and displacement.

It fosters local partnerships among diverse city stakeholders and national and international actors to implement approaches that are locally relevant and work for all residents.

Supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the programme operates in North Africa (Tunisia), the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, and Uganda), and Latin America and the Caribbean (Guatemala) through the Cities and Migration programme.

It builds on an initial phase of work, also financed by SDC, that produced new evidence on climate-related urban migration and secondary cities through research and pilot programming. This programme expands the approach from cities to corridors for greater impact.



Promoting Financial and Economic Inclusion in Greater Jinja, Uganda
Forced Displacement and Migration Corridors in West Nile, Uganda
Urban Expansion Planning for Inclusive, Green Growth in Ethiopia and Uganda
Integrating Migrants into the Ethiopian Economic Corridor
Leveraging Migration for Improved Jobs and Services along Ethiopia's Berbera Corridor
Economic Inclusion in Tunisian Migration Corridors
Leveraging Migration for Thriving Secondary Cities in Guatemala