Why Partner with CDIA?

Our donors and partners appreciate us for being:

  • Highly successful: We have linked 91 cities with downstream infrastructure financing estimated at USD 11.3 billion.
  • City-focused: We work closely with cities at an early stage and focus our efforts on helping them to obtain funding for projects that meet the needs of their citizens.
  • Donor-friendly: We take on board the preferences of our funders who have a significant involvement in our operational strategy (currently CDIA Strategy 2018-2022). We also ensure that our funders are acknowledged in every CDIA output.
  • A catalyst for innovation: We integrate emerging technologies and innovative systems into our projects to increase the development impact of our work.
  • Strong on capacity development: We adopt an integrated capacity development approach to ensure the long-term sustainability of our projects.
  • A vehicle for knowledge sharing: We share our partners’ knowledge solutions with our partner cities and provide opportunities to link academic institutes, technology providers, consultants and construction industry specialists for further collaboration.
  • Highly efficient: We have a high disbursement rate of over $5 million per year.
  • Quick and easy to work with: CDIA responds very quickly to city inquiries. We have an application process that is simple and straightforward with minimum red tape, which leads to the mobilization of expert teams within four months.
  • Collaborative and multidisciplinary: We maintain strong links with a broad range of development partners throughout the region. We consult with stakeholders to ensure that the measures proposed complement the needs, strategies and plans of our partner cities.
  • Reputable and well-trusted: We have a successful brand that is well recognized by cities and development partners.
  • A dedicated team of experts: CDIA maintains a team of highly dedicated professionals who eat, sleep and breathe urban development and the achievement of SDGs. The passion for our work is there for all to see!
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