22 October 2010: Cities Alliance Proposals Update, Donor Coordination

22 October 2010

 
Dear Consultative Group,
 
The Secretariat is pleased to provide an update on Cities Alliance proposals that have been processed since our last Update of 9 September 2010.
 
I am pleased to share with you two proposals recommended for approval, "Cote d'Ivoire Restructuring of Slums in the 13 Municipalities of the District of Abidjan", and "Planning Support to 8 Satellite Towns of the Indian Megacities for Preparation of CDPs under the GoI Scheme, "Urban Infrastructure Development in Satellite Towns of Million Plus Cities"  which shall be considered approved on 5 November 2010, on a no-objection basis.
 
I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight and share with you, for the purposes of donor co-ordination, one proposal, "Central African Republic Towards Sustainable Urban Management: Improving Bangui City Performance Through Capacity Building and Planning Tools Development."  We would welcome any early feedback or suggestions you or your country-based colleagues might wish to bring to our attention and would ask that comments be sent by 5 November 2010.
 
Please be advised that for ease of access, all Proposal Updates are routinely posted on the members page of our website -- accessible through "Members Login" at www.citiesalliance.org. Kindly please create a personal login to access the new, updated, Cities Alliance Members Home Page.
 
Best wishes,
 
Sid
  

Susanna (Sid) Henderson
Senior Programme Assistant
Cities Alliance
1818H Street, NW
Washington DC
20433
USA

 

Cities Alliance Proposals Update, Donor Coordination - 25 October 2010

I. Proposals for Your Approval
II. Proposals for Donor Coordination
III. Proposals Approved

 

I. Proposals for Your Approval
These proposals will be considered approved on 5 November 2010, on a no-objection basis.

 

1. Cote d'Ivoire Restructuring of Slums in the 13 Municipalities of the District of Abidjan
Proposal type: Slum upgrading
Request to CA: $284,928
Submitted by: Union of Cities and Towns (Cote d'Ivoire)
CA Member Sponsors: World Bank, UN-Habitat, UNDP

2.  Planning Support to 8 Satellite Towns of the Indian Megacities for Preparation of CDPs under the GoI Scheme, "Urban Infrastructure Development in Satellite Towns of Million Plus Cities"
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $440,450
Submitted by: Center for Environment Planning and Technology
CA Member Sponsor: World Bank

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II. Proposal for Donor Coordination
Comments, if any, are due back to the Secretariat in ten business days, 5 November 2010.

1. Central African Republic Towards Sustainable Urban Management: Improving Bangui City Performance Through Capacity Building and Planning Tools Development
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $301,750
Submitted by: Bangui City Council
CA Member Sponsors: AFD, EU, World Bank

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III. Proposals Approved

1.  India State of the Cities Report (21 September 2010)
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 350,250
Submitted by: National Institute of Urban Affairs
CA Member Sponsors:  UN-Habitat, World Bank

2. Kenya Baseline “State of the City” Survey (21 September 2010)
Proposal type: Slum Upgrading
Request to CA: $400,000
Submitted by: Ministry of Housing
CA Member Sponsors: AFD, Sida, World Bank

3.  Cities as Guarantors of Stability: Scaling-Up of Strategic Development and Investment Planning (SDIP) in the Palestinian Territories (21 September 2010)
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $357,900
Submitted by: Ministry of Local Government
CA Member Sponsors: AFD, GTZ, Sida, World Bank

4.  JWP with World Bank Urban Anchor: Capital Investment Planning and Financing (28 September 2010)
Proposal type: Joint Work Programme
Request to CA: $48,500
CA Member Sponsors: World Bank Urban and Local Governance Department

5. Supporting Kiev for City Vision and Long-term Development Strategy (Ukraine) (12 October 2010)
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $50,000
Submitted by: Kiev City State Administration
CA Member Sponsor: World Bank

6.  Bangladesh’s Urban Transformation: Exploring the Demographic and Economic Dimensions (12 October 2010)
Proposal type: City Development Strategy
Request to CA: $ 75,00
Submitted by: World Bank
CA Member Sponsor: World Bank
 

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