Cities Alliance supports cities, local and national governments and their partners in the developing world to address the challenges of rapid urbanisation, and to harness the benefits and opportunities they represent for all citizens.

Priority is given to cities, local authorities, associations of local authorities and/or national governments that are committed to:

Improving the quality of city life and  governance for all citizens;
Adopting a long-term, comprehensive and inclusive approach to urban development;
Implementing the reforms necessary to effect systemic changes, and to achieve delivery at scale; and
Decentralising resources to empower local government.

Our support generally falls within three broad categories: