Strategy 2018-2022 identifies the objectives and strategies for CDIA as it continues to work with cities in Asia and the Pacific since its establishment in 2007.
According to the Strategy, its main purpose to assist cities in developing sustainable and bankable infrastructure projects and liaising with funders remains valid. Its overall model is deemed successful based on the feedback from cities it has worked with, and the Midterm Review CDIA has conducted in 2015.
Between 2018-2022, the program will focus on improving its responsiveness to the needs of cities as well as financing agencies, and stimulating innovation so that the prepared projects can serve as best practices for other cities in the region.
Towards this, CDIA has implemented key innovative measures, such as:
The strategy fosters partnership with cities, funders, and national and regional partner organizations; and endeavors to broaden donor base particularly those from Asia.
CDIA has recently developed its Strategy for 2023-2027. It sets out how the program will align itself with the new global agenda for resilient and sustainable development, with a view to tapping into the emerging “plumbing” for combined public and private capital mobilization, yet without losing sight of basic urban services that will require continued public investment attention.