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Cities Alliance
www.citiesalliance.org
What is the Cities Alliance?
The Cities Alliance is a global partnership for urban
poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of
cities in sustainable development
Ownership: strong city and national government ownership.
Alignment: should reflect domestic priorities at the national,
local government, and community levels.
Harmonization: promote cooperation among CA members.
Who are our Members?
• Local authorities: United Cities and Local Governments
(UCLG) and Metropolis
• Governments: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, France,
Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines,
South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United
States of America
• NGOs: Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) and Habitat for
Humanity International
• Multi-lateral organisations: European Union, UNEP, UNHABITAT and the World Bank
Theory of Change
Transformation towards Inclusive Cities
Empowered citizenry
engaged in urban
development
Security
of tenure and
access to shelter
transformation
=
expansion
Effective and responsive city
management
present
situation
Adapted to the
environment
Access to
affordable
services
Access to economic
opportunities
Crosscutting issues such as
gender and youth
What does the Cities Alliance support?
• Citywide and nationwide slum upgrading programmes
• City development strategies
• National policies on urban development and local government
How does the Cities Alliance work?
• The Catalytic Fund catalyzes urban transformation processes
to promote more inclusive cities and advance collective learning.
• Country Partnership Programmes mobilize members and
partners around longer-term, programmatic interventions in
selected countries for a more effective urban agenda centered
on inclusive, pro-poor cities.
• Joint Work Programmes between members and partners to
distil, leverage and share knowledge climate change, the
environment, and integrated urban environmental planning, etc.
Where we work
Africa’s slums are growing by 76,000 people
per day
Accra, Ghana
Source: The Dynamics of Global Urban Expansion, Solly Angel et al, 2005
COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMES
Mobilize members and partners around longer-term, programmatic
interventions in selected countries for a more effective urban agenda
centered on inclusive, pro-poor cities.
The Strategic Imperative
Challenge
Response
Ad hoc, isolated projects
Coherence of effort
On/off, un-sustained programming
Long-term commitment
Duplication of effort
Alignment of key role players
Disconnect of key role players
Dispersed good practice
Structured planning and investment
Convergence of good practices
Current Status
Uganda: Municipalities of Arua, Jinja, Kabale, Mbale and Mbarara
•
CA Members: HfHi, SDI, UCLG, UN-HABITAT, World Bank
•
National and Municipal Urban Forums launched, and first part of
National Urban Policy Dialogue finalised
•
Communities mobilizing in all 5 municipalities - saving groups,
settlement profiles and enumerations, participation in urban forums
•
Local Governments being mobilized through the Urban Authorities
Association of Uganda (UAAU) supported by ICMA
Current Status
Ghana: Greater Accra Metro Area and selected secondary cities (TBD)
•
CA Members: AFD, GTZ, Habitat for Humanity, SDI, UN-HABITAT,
World Bank
•
Space provided for a national debate around alternatives to forced
evictions
•
Member collaboration initiated on (i) municipal capacity building; (ii)
community empowerment
•
Advocacy and awareness raising proposal being finalized
Current Status
Vietnam: Cities TBD
• CA Members: WB, WBI, UN Habitat, UCLG through ACVN, SDI through ACHR
• Vietnam National Urbanization Review
• Strengthen the Vietnam Urban Forum
• Operationalising the National Urban Upgrading Strategy
• Training for local authorities on strategic urban
management
• Support for ACVN
• Support the existing CDF network to implement and scale up small projects
Window of Opportunity for
Urban Transformation
The Catalytic Fund (CATF)
January, 2011
www.citiesalliance.org
Catalytic Fund - Objectives
o Aims to have catalytic effects on initiating and
enhancing urban transformation processes
promoting more inclusive cities.
o Aims at advancing collective know-how
through the learning that can be distilled from
the project experiences and shared among CA
partners, CA members and beyond.
Catalytic Fund - Key Characteristics I
o
o
o
o
Open twice a year
Competitive process
Application through a Concept Note
The grant size limited to US$50,000-US$250,000.
Total Budget US$2,000,000 (FY11)
Catalytic Fund - Key Characteristics II
o
o
o
o
Sponsorship from CA Members required
Scope defined by the Charter
Support by an external evaluation panel (EEP)
Parallel donor coordination process
Grant
processing
Call for
Concept
Notes (CN)
2 month
Deadline
Deadline
Secretariat
approval
confirmation
Approval Cycle
Selection of inprinciple approved
projects
2 months
Request for Full
Proposal (FP)
and FP submission
EEP
assessment
of CN and
Donor
Coordination
6 weeks
Screening Criteria - Two types
EEP Technical Selection Criteria
Implementation conditions
Impact
Cooperation
Innovation
Knowledge and Learning
CA Strategic Portfolio
Criteria
Geographical scope
Balance between MIC and LDC
Optimal member engagement
Knowledge gap-filling
Thematic balance
Timeline and how to apply
o 1st Call: Open from end of January to end of
March 2011 -> Selection by June 2011
o 2nd Call: Open from July to end of August
2011 -> Selection by December 2012
o How to apply:
www.citiesalliance.org/ca/CATF_FAQ (email:
[email protected])
The Small Grant Facility - a window in the
CATF
Same CATF objectives
Open all year round for submission
Quarterly competitive selection
Support to CA members
Grant size limited to US$50,000, total budget
US$300,000 (FY11).
o Simplified process but under scrutiny for its
practicability
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More Information
Please visit us online at
www.citiesalliance.org
The Cities Alliance
1818 H Street, NW
Mailstop: MC 4-413
Washington, DC 20433
U.S.A.
Tel: (202) 473-9233
Fax: (202) 522-3224
E-Mail: [email protected]

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