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The Urban Institute

http://www.urban.org

Overview

  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff251-500
  • Development Budget50 Million - 100 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1968
In the mid-1960s, President Johnson saw the need for independent nonpartisan analysis of the problems facing America's cities and their residents. The President created a blue-ribbon commission of civic leaders who recommended chartering a center to do that work. In 1968, the Urban Institute became that center. Today, we analyze policies, evaluate programs, and inform community development to improve social, civic, and economic well-being. We work in all 50 states and abroad in over 28 countries, and we share our research findings with policymakers, program administrators, business, academics, and the public online and through reports and scholarly books.   CENTER ON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE The Urban Institute Center on International Development and Governance (IDG) promotes economic and democratic development in developing and transition countries around the world. We do this through research, evidence-based technical assistance and capacity building support in areas such as local governance and service delivery, public finance, and other areas of government interaction with citizens. UI’s Center on International Development and Governance (IDG) is internationally known and respected as a leading knowledge center on international development and governance. Working with central and local government officials, international development agencies, and international financial institutions, the Center provides an objective source of policy analysis on development and governance issues, program design, and project implementation around the world.   PRACTICE AREAS   Decentralization and Local Government Finance UI experts have extensive expertise in the area of local government finance – ranging from the development of decentralization strategies and the design formula-based intergovernmental transfer systems to the on-the-ground implementation of local taxes and fees.   Governance, Organizational Development and Civil Society Engagement UI has experience in over 70 developing and transition countries with national and local governments, civil society and private sectors actors to improve performance and accountability in the areas of local governance, public service delivery and local economic development.   Performance Management and Service Delivery UI experts have extensive expertise in the area of local government finance – ranging from the development of decentralization strategies and the design formula-based intergovernmental transfer systems to the on-the-ground implementation of local taxes and fees.   Urban Governance, Development and Management UI’s approach to promoting urban governance, development and management is based on knowledge of international best practices in urban governance, local economic development and public asset management and an ability to transfer this experience and make it useful to other governments. We constantly monitor new developments in this area, and have become an internationally recognized institution capable of transferring knowledge and principles of good asset management to governments of all levels.   Housing and Housing Finance The Urban Institute is at the forefront in addressing international housing and housing finance, including housing policy, mortgage finance, microfinance for housing, and land policy and administration.  

Where is The Urban Institute

Careers

Job openings over the past year

131total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Land Use and Urban Planning Specialist
    Philippines
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
    Philippines

Staff at The Urban Institute have experience in

Sectors

  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • research & development
  • urban planning
  • financial services

Funders

  • united states agency for international development
  • department for international development
  • us department of state
  • non-governmental organization
  • european union

Countries

  • pakistan
  • philippines
  • armenia
  • kosovo
  • myanmar

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact The Urban Institute

Current staff

  • Charles Cadwell
    Director, Center on International Development and Governance
    +1.202.261.5775

Former staff

Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington
  • 2100 M Street, N.W.

Experience

Primary sectors

Local Government
Procurement Process
Public Administration
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Monitoring / Evaluation
Architecture / Design
Economic Policy
Financial Services
Events / Training
Project Support

Contract Awards

Critial Assessment of the Subsovereign Financing Framework9 June 2016

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD
9 Jun 2016

Health Sector Programme Support, Phase IV16 May 2016

Danish International Development Agency - DANIDA
16 May 2016

Critical Assessment of the Sub-Sovereign Financing Framework in Tunisia17 May 2012

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD
17 May 2012

USAID contract in Kosovo: AIDEPPI0404000369 August 2010

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
11 Aug 2011

USAID contract in United States: AIDEEUI05990001531 July 2006

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
29 Jun 2011
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