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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 ...

CDIA Completes 20-Year Roadmaps for Water Supply and Sanitation in Dushanbe, Gets City Endorsement for a Priority Project

Aware of the infrastructure challenges that go with rapid urbanization in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, CDIA is currently assisting the State Unitary Enterprise SUE Dushanbe Vodokanal (DVK) in completing the city’s 20-year roadmaps for its water supply and sanitation systems. Out of the plans, a priority intervention in the Shohmansur District, tagged ...

UCLG-ASPAC Releases its Publication “City Enabling Environment Rating: Assessment of the Countries in Asia and the Pacific”

At the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum held in Kuala Lumpur in February, CDIA’s partner institution, UCLG ASPAC launched the publication, "City Enabling Environment Rating: Assessment of the Countries in Asia and the Pacific." The comparative study focuses on the institutional frameworks of local governments in 28 countries in ...

Project Preparation Report Features CDIA’s Approach and Success Stories

The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) has recently published its report on the "Summary of Good Practice of Successful Project Preparation Facilities," which highlighted CDIA’s approach and success stories in supporting subnational project preparation in Asia and the Pacific. The report was produced by GIB, FDMV and ICLEI, with support ...

Stakeholders Undertake Prioritization Exercise to Line up Infrastructure Projects in Luganville City

With the purpose to identify and align infrastructure projects with the needs, resources, and context of the city, a prioritization exercise was conducted on February 22, 2018 in Luganville, Republic of Vanuatu. Using CDIA’s City Infrastructure Investment Programming and Prioritization (CIIPP) toolkit, stakeholders were able to discuss investment options, and ...

Urban Development is for Women, Too!

Strategic investments in urban infrastructure have the potential to close gender gaps and open up opportunities for women in Asia. Despite enormous gains in recent years, many of the infrastructure projects remain gender blind. Understanding this need and the catalytic role of women in urban development, CDIA promotes gender equality in ...

The City of Yangzhou Rebuilds its Past to Ensure a Bright Future

Preserving cultural heritage while upgrading urban areas can be a challenging task for cities. CDIA supported the city of Yangzhou in designing its urban renewable project with an integrated approach. This puts Yangzhou on the right track toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Having been settled well over 2,000 years ago, ...

CDIA Supports Ziyang City to Promote Green Development in its Industrial Transformation

Ziyang City in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is faced with the challenge of stimulating economic growth while creating a liveable city for its people. Towards green development, CDIA is currently supporting its municipal government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in developing a Project Preparation Study (PPS) that ...

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