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Interim Workshop Recalibrates the YUSIP Study to Focus on Water Supply

On 12 December 2018, CDIA held the interim workshop for the project preparation study (PPS) related to the Yangon Urban Services Improvement Project (YUSIP) in Myanmar. A key objective was to report on the progress of the activities under Phase I of the PPS and agree on the direction of ...

Building CapaCITIES: Insights from CDIA’s Capacity Development Advisor

It is standard for CDIA to closely monitor the status of its infrastructure investment projects, i.e. the cities it worked with, the expected number of beneficiaries, which projects got linked to finance, and their intended results and impacts, etc. Yet, there is another aspect of CDIA – its capacity development ...

CDIA Book Describes Work on Capacity Development and Contributions to Development Goals

At the recent CDIA event on the “11 Years of Co-management in Preparing Sustainable Infrastructure Projects with Cities,” a new CDIA book was unveiled, which describes its efforts in building the capacity of its partner cities; and contributing to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and key development impacts. Bridging Cities, People and ...

CDIA in the Philippines: Back to Where We Started

The Philippines is a country of many beginnings for CDIA. For one, it is the venue of the international conference, “Investing in Asia’s Urban Future,” which paved the way for the establishment of CDIA as an approach to address gaps in infrastructure project development and financing in Asia and the ...

Season’s Greetings!

Dear CDIA Partners, As 2018 comes to a close, allow us to express our gratitude to all those we have had the honor to work with in the past 11 years. Having been able to support 95 cities in 19 countries in preparing sustainable infrastructure projects is a milestone we couldn’t ...

11 Years of Investing in Asia’s Urban Future

As another year comes to a close, we look back to what CDIA has accomplished with Asian cities, regional and national partner organizations, network partners, funders and other stakeholders. It was through everyone’s commitment that we are making headway in inclusive, resilient and sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. From ...

City-to-City Learning Exchange Conducted for the Kaili Transport Hub Project

The second phase of CDIA’s capacity development support for the Kaili East Green Public Transport Hub Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project was conducted on October 8-11, 2018. Through this activity, key personnel from the Kaili City government had fruitful city-to-city learning exchange workshops with Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. Kaili is the ...

Building Resilient Infrastructure in Punjab Province, Pakistan

CDIA has recently kicked-off its technical assistance to the cities of Sargodha, Muzaffarghar, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan in the Province of Punjab, Pakistan. Part of its support is the preparation of a 15-year urban resilient infrastructure investment program and the conduct of pre-feasibility studies for priority projects. The four cities ...

Building the Capacity for Local Public-Private Partnerships

A key development priority of the Philippine government under its “Build, Build, Build” program is to accelerate high-impact infrastructure projects that will keep up with the needs of the country’s rapidly-growing population and improve the quality of its existing facilities. These projects are set to be financed mainly through public resources and ...

Supporting Siem Reap’s Wastewater Collection Network

The city of Siem Reap, Cambodia has a  population of more than 230,000 and is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor, which is receiving around 1.5 million tourists per year. Although being such a key point of attraction for the tourists as well as an important source of income ...

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