Urban Resilience Technical Guidance
As urban populations continue to grow, development programmers must explore evidence-based, practical guidance on how to strengthen urban resilience.
USAID has released new technical guidance for developing and implementing activities that strengthen the resilience of cities and urban communities. Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, with the proportion expected to rise to almost 70 percent by 2050. While this trend benefits billions through greater economic opportunity and access to services, shocks and stresses linked to climate change, pandemics, conflict, income inequality, migration, and other sources are disrupting the livelihoods, health, and quality of life of urban residents. The new guidance — developed for use by USAID staff, implementing partners, and other practitioners — provides evidence-based, practical recommendations for programming across a variety of sectors in urban settings. The guidance includes sector guides that offer recommendations for applying an “urban resilience lens” to Governance, Health, and Power program designs, alongside strategies for integrated programming.
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