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November 14, 2017

Webinar | Women in Waste Management: An Opportunity

Webinar Information Title | Women in Waste Management: An Opportunity Date | Wednesday – November 29, 2017 Time | 9-10am EST Link to Live Webinar: Provided […]
November 3, 2017

USAID Urban Champion: Colin Quinn

  Colin Quinn is an ecologist who works for the USAID’s Bureau for Africa. He is on the climate change team where he focuses primarily on […]
November 1, 2017

Urban Development Media Scan – 2 November 2017

USAID Note to Stakeholders and Prospective Applicants for USAID-funded Grants under the Municipal Waste Recycling Program Global Migration and Its Impact on Cities (10/25/17) Source: World […]
October 30, 2017

UrbanLinks Launches Enhanced Resource Library

The refreshed UrbanLinks Resource Library has dozens of new resources and search features that make finding what you’re looking for easier than ever. Take a look: […]
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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