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CDIA Backs ASEAN Mayors in Driving Local Actions for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

How can the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while ensuring effective management of urbanization, environmental protection and inclusive growth?  The 5th ASEAN Mayors Forum held on 26-28 August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand sought to offer solutions to this key challenge. CDIA, through its Urban Development Specialist Chee Anne Roño served as a ...

Laying the Groundwork for the Urban Infrastructure Improvement Project in Pakistan

“The CDIA study became the backbone of our ensuing project.” This was how Kiyoshi Nakamitsu of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) described the value of CDIA’s work on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Program (KPCIP). Supported by ADB, the KPCIP aims to enhance the urban conditions in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...

Engaging the Youth as Partners in Development

The 7th Asian Youth Forum (AYF) was held on 12-14 August 2019 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters. Guided by the theme, “Establish. Equip, Engage: Youth for 2030 and Beyond,” the event celebrated the young people’s role as partners in development and demonstrated their unique and valuable contribution in ...

Effective Operation and Maintenance Key to Improving Water Services in West Georgia

Significant investments are transforming the water supply and sanitation services in Kutaisi, Poti, Anaklia, Ureki and Zugdidi in West Georgia. Despite these, non-revenue water (NRW) and energy costs remain high, and the cities grapple with their new water infrastructure systems. How to ensure continuous and high quality water services towards ...

Supporting People-Focused, Innovation-driven Development in Chongqing City

The Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) is considered as one of the three key growth engines to ensure economic development in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). With support from CDIA, Chongqing City in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River is pursuing a development path where human capital and ...

CDIA Completes the YUSIP Study, Passes the Baton to ADB for Loan Processing

The workshop held recently in Myanmar marked the successful completion of CDIA’s project preparation study (PPS) for the Yangon Urban Services Improvement Project (YUSIP). It also signaled the handing over of the study to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for project processing, leading to the proposed loan for enhancing Yangon’s ...

New Knowledge Product: Guidebook on Joint Venture for Local Government Units

How can local governments in the Philippines engage with the private sector to undertake public-private partnership (PPP) for their infrastructure projects? The “Guidebook on Joint Venture for Local Government Units” provides insights and instructions in doing PPPs through joint ventures (JVs). It was developed by the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP Center) ...

CDIA and MPWT Sign Agreement, Launch Climate Vulnerability Study in Cambodian Cities

CDIA and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) signed a technical assistance (TA) agreement on 29 July 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It marked the start of the Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (VAA) in the cities of Battambang, Kampot, Kratie and Chhlong. “The project will enable us to ...

The Fear of Flood is Gone: Integrated Approach to Reducing Vulnerability to Flood Risks

“We were constantly inundated and it got worse during typhoon season. Now, the fear of flood is gone – we can sleep soundly at night; and with the kids’ school just around the corner, they can easily attend classes even during heavy rains, and also go home for lunch.” Mrs. Ladera, ...

Call for Expression of Interest: Development and Mainstreaming of CDIA Climate Tools

Consultancy firms are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for the development and mainstreaming of the CDIA climate tools. This is in line with the support of Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) and the European Union (EU) to CDIA in preparing climate-compatible, low carbon and resilient urban investment projects ...

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