City2City

Rapidly growing cities in developing countries are struggling to provide the infrastructure, services and governance systems needed by their increasing populations as they deal with competing priorities and demands. Public authorities face increasing difficulty in maintaining effective governance in large cities, due to the erosion of governance and institutional capabilities in the justice system, law enforcement and security institutions, and poorly managed public space. Without strong participatory governance systems, the needs of the poor and marginalized, particularly of migrants, IDPs, women and minority groups, are often neglected.

Capacity-building for municipal authorities and other local and regional stakeholders underpins UNDP’s strategy. Capacity development programmes in cities build on UNDP’s extensive experience in local governance. This encompasses the identification of capacity needs and the development of capacity-building programmes at the policy, institutional and individual technical levels, focusing particularly on the various functions of municipal authorities, but also including capacity development for other actors, including collection and analysis of data and management of information systems to improve policy development and action in the context of urban fragility.

UNDP works to strengthen the capacities of civil society to ensure that they continue to play an effective role in influencing the development trajectory of the cities along a sustainable, inclusive and resilient pathway.

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22 April 2020 - It centres on Cambodia, where the growth of rural garment...
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4/22/20
7 April 2020 - This document provides examples of measures taken by cities to...
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4/7/20
7 Apr 2020

7 April 2020 - Critics fear social distancing edicts hurt the economy, but research on the 1918 flu pandemic reveals an aggressive response can help spur economic recovery.

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2 April 2020 - This article explores two basic questions: (1) What are the...
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4/2/20
2 Apr 2020

2 April 2020 - Mayors of big cities across Europe call for cross-border solidarity during the corona crisis. In a joint statement of the network EUROCITIES, they urge a strong collaboration between all levels of government.

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4/2/20

2 April 2020 - Mayors of big cities across Europe call for cross-border solidarity during the corona crisis. In a joint statement of the network EUROCITIES, they urge a strong collaboration between all levels of government.

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2 Apr 2020

2 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic poses a great threat to the lives of Bangladesh’s urban poor communities, Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) has responded urgently to protect 2.16 million urban poor people from the deadly virus.

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30 Mar 2020

30 March 2020 - Singapore has reported just 96 cases of coronavirus and no deaths, while the recoveries are outpacing the rate of infection. But not all countries could replicate the conditions for Singapore's containment success, which include a top-notch healthcare system.

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29 Mar 2020

29 March 2020 - As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, the measures implemented in China may be instructive for other countries now struggling to control the virus.

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28 Mar 2020

28 March 2020 - The crisis generated by COVID-19 also affects Barcelona's cultural network. Ten city measures are being implemented to mitigate the effects and keep culture alive, with the Catalan and Spanish governments also being urged to implement others.

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24 March 2020 - The SDG currency could help local governments to measure how citizens use public services, impact the environment, consume local goods and how to change the impact of such individual behavior to make cities more sustainable.

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02/04/2020 - 18:00
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23 Mar 2020

23 March 2020 - The City of Helsinki has decided to establish an express fund for people and organisations affected by the closure of culture and leisure events. 

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