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May 24, 2018

Urban Development Media Scan – 24 May 2018

USAID Paving the Way for Efficient Service Delivery Global World’s urban growth will surge most in India, China and Nigeria (5/16/18) Source: Reuters Could air pollution […]
May 10, 2018

Paving the Way for Efficient Service Delivery

USAID | Liberia Success Story: Paving the Way for Efficient Service Delivery County Service Charters bring relief to Citizens “The good thing about this county service […]
May 10, 2018

Urban Development Media Scan – 10 May 2018

USAID USAID Radio Show Boosts National Conversation about Local Government Global UN urban chief on mission to reform and make cities better for women (4/30/18) Source: […]
May 8, 2018

USAID Radio Show Boosts National Conversation about Local Government

A Palestinian local radio station is broadcasting its own version of a USAID-funded radio show to help citizens in the southern West Bank learn more about […]
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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