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April 24, 2017

West Africa Sanitation Service Delivery Program

This project factsheet provides an overview of work being carried out in Benin, Cote d’ivoire, and Ghana to improve sanitation outcomes by developing and testing scalable […]
April 20, 2017

Urban Development Media Scan – 20 April 2017

Here are the recent urban development media items: Global Event: Cities are Where the Future is Being Built Source: World Bank Startups try to map developing […]
March 29, 2017

Urban Development Media Scan – 6 April 2017

Here are the recent urban development media items: Global Getting Around: How Urban Transportation And Planning Unlock The Future Of Accessibility (4/5/2017) Source: Forbes Opinion: Smart […]
March 22, 2017

Urban Development Media Scan – 22 March 2017

Here are the recent urban development media items: USAID Request for Information/Sources Sought: Communications, Evidence and Learning Project USAID Urban Champion: Jeffrey Szuchman (3/6/2017) Global The […]

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

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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The world is becoming increasingly urban... Each day nearly 180,000 will move to cities...


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