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CDIA Shares Project Design Innovations to Manage Water Pollution in Huangshan City

In the knowledge sharing and exchange session held 17-18 December 2019 in Huangshan City, People’s Republic of China, CDIA presented key innovations and international best practices in water pollution management to city representatives and stakeholders. These are expected to add value to the efforts of the Huangshan Municipal Government (HMG) ...

12 Years of Shaping Infrastructure Investments in Asia and the Pacific

From 2007 to December 2019, CDIA has supported 111 cities across 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific. As a result of CDIA interventions, 77 PPSs and 153 projects in 87 cities have been successfully linked to an estimated $11.2 billion investment. In 2019, CDIA has completed 10 PPSs in 21 ...

Baguio City Takes Steps to Ease Water Pollution

Balili River in Baguio City, Philippines flows through the Valley of Colors, famous for its cluster of houses turned into a huge, vibrant piece of art. Yet, the dull waters of the river imply that the Baguio Sewage Treatment Plant (BSTP) barely two kilometers away is inadequate in stemming water ...

Climate Vulnerability Study to Help Shape Investments in Four Cambodian Cities

At the workshop held 19 November 2019 in Phnom Penh, CDIA presented the results of its Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment for the cities of Battambang, Kampot, Kratie and Chhlong. The study, with support from Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) and the European Union, will guide the prioritization of investments for ...

Green Infrastructure Investments Set to Enhance Pakse’s Natural Beauty

An excellent place to get a perspective of Pakse is from Wat Phousalao on a hilltop, where a golden Buddha sits still, watching over the city. One could easily think it is by divine intervention that Pakse is endowed with natural beauty. The Mekong and Xedon rivers and the nearby ...

CDIA Initiates City Engagement to Prepare AFD’s Climate Resilience and Urban Development Project in Bac Kan and Ha Nam

From 6-12 October 2019, CDIA conducted site visits and met with provincial and city-level officials of Bac Kan and Phu Ly in Vietnam, two cities identified under the proposed Climate Resilience in Bac Kan and Ha Nam Project (CRBH). With support from Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) and the European Union, ...

Today is World Cities Day!

In line with the theme of “Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations,” how does CDIA contribute to shaping the cities of tomorrow? What are some of its innovative approaches to address challenges and ensure a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban future? “Stimulating innovation is a ...

Knowledge Sharing Sessions on Safeguards and Project Prioritization Held with PPP Center of the Philippines

On two separate occasions, CDIA shared its practices on safeguards and project prioritization with the technical staff of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines. Both sessions aimed to increase the know-how on CDIA’s approaches that PPP Center may cascade in their own technical assistance to cities; and apply in ...

CDIA, Other CCFLA Members Share Insights on Financing Climate Resilience in Cities

At the Seventh Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang Malaysia, CDIA and other members of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) organized an urban innovation session where they shared opportunities and innovative practices on climate adaptation infrastructure investments. At the session conducted 16 October 2019, ...

Rethinking Municipal Finance to Tackle Urban Poverty and Achieve SDGs in Cities

At the Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum held from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia, CDIA joined UCLG-ASPAC and local executives from the Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan in sharing their experiences on municipal finance and how a robust financial architecture can help address issues of poverty and achieve sustainable development goals ...

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