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New Intern for Knowledge Management and Communications Now Onboard

CDIA is pleased to welcome Oliver Baudler-Voigt to the CDIA team. As Intern for Knowledge Management and Communications until November 2018, Oliver is excited to support the development of CDIA’s publication this year, and be involved in drafting reports and updates on the work of CDIA. He has a special ...

UNESCAP, GIZ and CDIA Prepare Cities to Localize Global Agenda

Back to back with the GIZ’s Sector Network Governance Asia (SNGA) Conference, CDIA and UNESCAP jointly pioneered the training on “How do I implement the Global Agenda in My City” on May 18, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Around 35 participants from Thailand attended the one-day training, including senior professionals and practitioners ...

The Black Dragon Rises! How the Heilongjiang Region Rethinks its Coal-based Economy

The coal-dependent cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe and Shuangyashan in the Eastern Heilongjiang Region of People’s Republic of China (PRC) are beset with economic decline and environmental degradation. Towards developing a non-coal economy and improving the environment and living conditions in the region, CDIA has recently provided technical assistance under ...

PPP Center and CDIA Lead Workshop on PPP Project Concept Note for Philippine LGUs

On May 17-18, 2018, the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPPC) of the Philippines, in collaboration with CDIA conducted a training workshop to enable six local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines to develop their own PPP project concept note. The main objective of the workshop was to familiarize the participants from the ...

Participatory Investment Planning Paves the Way for Water Supply and Sanitation Reforms in Darkhan City

 The lack of efficient water supply and sanitation services is a deterrent to Darkhan’s vision of a ‘Smart and Green City’ by 2028. Four years after CDIA helped the city plan for the modernization and expansion of its water and sanitation systems, positive reforms have started to take shape. How ...

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 ...

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