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April 18, 2018

USAID Celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day 2🌏18 -End Plastics Pollution!- This year, USAID commemorates Earth Day by highlighting the need to improve waste management and limit marine debris. Earth Day […]
April 12, 2018

Urban Development Media Scan – 12 April 2018

USAID USAID Urban Champion: David Mann Millennium Challenge Corporation Annual Program Statement Progress Toward Financing Urban Infrastructure Global UN population forum urged to examine ways to […]
April 11, 2018

USAID Urban Champion: David Mann

David Mann is an Urban Planner currently working with the USAID/Jamaica’s Office of Environment and Health. His hands-on experience in urban development in East Africa, South […]
April 5, 2018

Millennium Challenge Corporation Annual Program Statement

Urban Growth Analysis & Urban Management Partnership Opportunity Millennium Challenge Corporation Annual Program Statement  The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is looking for partners who can give […]
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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