USAID Urban (Urban Links)
In a global and increasingly urbanized world, cities play a key role in building a better future. Cities and local governments must have the human capital and tools to manage their resources effectively, to deliver services, to partner with the private sector, and foster economic growth for the betterment of their citizens. Better managed cities with improved services will contribute to the U.S. Government’s objectives to promote peace and security; encourage greater investment in people; support democratic governance; and increase economic growth.
The United States’ foreign assistance programs work with the public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to foster urban productivity. This means building the capacity of poorly managed cities so that they are better equipped to handle the impacts of urban growth. A large part of this is, of course, expanding and improving the delivery of urban services such as water, and sanitation, and waste management. For those cities that may be more advanced, the focus is on harnessing the growth potential of urban markets.See more