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Government Officials from Germany and Austria Visit a CDIA-supported Flood Project in Valenzuela

On May 2, 2018, Norbert Barthle, Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Hubert Fuchs, Austrian Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) visited Valenzuela City, Philippines where they saw the progress of a CDIA-assisted flood risk management project. Secretaries ...

CDIA Hands over Dushanbe Study for ADB Financing

Once a small village popular for its market on Mondays, Dushanbe grew to become Tajikistan’s largest and capital city. While it has been growing in both population and space, its infrastructure and services have been lagging behind and can hardly meet the needs of its citizens. With support from the ...

A Smarter Way Forward for Tbilisi City

The physical features of Tbilisi in Georgia give it a picturesque look and unique character. The same features, however, have become a challenge for the city’s mobility. The hilly nature of Tbilisi, along with the poor quality of its public transport, high road congestion, unregulated taxis, and cheap parking impede ...

UNESCAP Paper on Municipal Finance is Now Available

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has recently released a paper titled, “Empowering cities to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda: Mobilizing Municipal Finance for Sustainable Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Region.” The document contains an analysis of how ...

CDIA and MPWT Strengthen Partnership to Support Cambodian Cities on Wastewater Management

CDIA and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) of Cambodia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 27 March 2018 to further strengthen their partnership in supporting Cambodian cities to implement and manage wastewater infrastructure projects. CDIA and MPWT’s strengthened partnership through the MOU is a result of the pilot ...

Waste Business in Tangerang City

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. In line with this year’s theme of “End Plastic Pollution,” CDIA brings you a story of how Tangerang City in Indonesia involves its community members in waste management. The strategy effectively reduces waste at the household so that less ends up ...

Jalandhar City Pursues Resilience in its Water Supply System

Like many other cities in India, Jalandhar is dependent on groundwater for its water needs. However, its current supply is almost depleted, and the rainfall patterns are insufficient to recharge the source for the city’s growing volume requirements. To support Jalandhar achieve its vision of a reliable and safe water supply ...

Internship Opportunity at CDIA!

CDIA is pleased to announce that we are providing an internship opportunity for a young and dynamic professional with background in communication, journalism, social sciences or a related field. Preference will be for someone knowledgeable in data collection, report writing, and documenting impactful stories in English and German. Location:                              Manila, Philippines Assignment ...

ADB and AFD Sign Agreement to Boost Project Preparation in Asian Cities

Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have recently signed a collaboration agreement to co-finance CDIA’s work with Asian cities in preparing infrastructure projects with climate co-benefits. Part of the agreement is the provision of a €6-million funding support, which will be contributed by the European Union ...

How Pro-Gender Aspects are Integrated in the Transjogja Bus System

Endah, Sintya, and Ibu Norma are some of the women in Yogyakarta, Indonesia whose lives have been impacted positively by the Transjogja Bus System that CDIA helped to upgrade in 2011. Safety, comfort, accessibility and affordability are features which enabled city residents, particularly women to give this public transportation a ...

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