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December 12, 2017

USAID Rejoins Cities Alliance

USAID is proud to rejoin Cities Alliance. This partnership is an important opportunity to coordinate approaches to sustainable urbanization with high impact partners while amplifying the […]
December 4, 2017

Millennium Challenge Corporation Annual Program Statement: Urban Growth Analysis and Urban Management Partnership Opportunity

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is looking for partners who can give MCC access to the latest thought leadership, research, and practice related to 1) analyzing […]
November 28, 2017

Urban Development Media Scan – 30 November 2017

USAID USAID Urban Champion: Colin Quinn USAID Rejoins the Cities Alliance Partnership Postponed | Women in Waste Management: An Opportunity Global Urban Form and Environmental Performance […]
November 14, 2017

Postponed | Women in Waste Management: An Opportunity

The webinar is postponed and will be rescheduled in early December. Please stay tuned for more information! Title | Women in Waste Management: An Opportunity Date […]
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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