Too often, urban growth is accompanied by increasing urban poverty. But it does not have to be this way. Cities can and should be places that catalyze inclusive economic growth, reduce poverty and hunger, and build resilience to shocks and stresses while protecting ecosystems and combating climate change.
Recognizing that urbanization offers unparalleled opportunities for eradicating extreme poverty and fostering innovation, USAID is entering a new era of sustainable urban programming. A central Urban unit—E3/Urban—will provide leadership and technical guidance. Find out how USAID is meeting the challenges and opportunities of an urban future.