The Cities Alliance periodically undertakes independent evaluation of its performance by a third party. The purpose of these evaluations is to: (a) assess Alliance performance in achieving its objectives and desired results, and provide guidance on how to improve this performance; (b) assess the extent to which the Cities Alliance’s objectives, strategy and programme design remain relevant to the urban development agenda; and (c) to ensure we listen to the feedback from our stakeholders and participants and capture learning to improve our programming.