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January 14, 2018

Women in Waste Management: An Opportunity

Webinar Title | Women in Waste Management: An Opportunity Overview Women in Asia play a central role in environmental management, yet their work in the sector is […]
January 12, 2018

Annual Program Statement: Municipal Waste Recycling Program

The purpose of this Annual Program Statement (APS) is to solicit grant applications for funding available through the Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP) from organizations in […]
December 28, 2017

Urban Development Media Scan – 28 December 2017

USAID For USG Staff: New Training on Mobilizing Domestic Resources in Urban Areas Global World Bank Invest US$4.5 Billion for Climate Action by Cities (12/21/17) Source: […]
December 20, 2017

For USG Staff: New Training on Mobilizing Domestic Resources in Urban Areas

New training on Mobilizing Domestic Resources in Urban Areas Hosted by the E3/Land and Urban Office in partnership with the E3/Economic Policy Office When | February […]
Urban Gender Analysis and Strategy
Cities play a key role in building a better future.

Urban Gender Analysis and Strategy

Urban Gender Analysis and Strategy

As cities have expanded, urban services have often not satisfied the basic needs of urban residents, especially the urban poor. Services are plagued by poor planning and operating capacity, corruption, inadequate maintenance, unresponsiveness to user demand, and negative environmental impacts. These gaps do not affect populations uniformly: women, youth, the disabled, and growing numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are most affected. Compared with men, women in cities face unequal access to work, housing, health, education and representation in urban governance.

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USAID's Urban Policy
Sustainable Service Delivery in an Increasingly Urbanized World

USAID's Urban Policy

USAID's Urban Policy

On October 31, 2013, USAID released its "Sustainable Service Delivery in an Increasingly Urbanized World" policy. The policy seeks to harness the opportunity of urbanization to better enable USAID to achieve its key objectives, including addressing climate change, improving global health, and achieving food security.

From USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah: “I am pleased to announce the release of USAID’s new Policy on Sustainable Service Delivery in an Increasingly Urbanized World. Building on decades of experience delivering results for urban communities, this policy offers principles for strengthening the effectiveness and sustainability of service delivery where the majority of the global population lives today. Indeed, more people live in urban areas today than in rural areas.

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