Other Programmes

Previous Cities Alliance Country Programmes

In addition to its active Country Programmes, Cities Alliance has undertaken Country Programmes in  Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique and Vietnam.


Burkina Faso

The first Cities Alliance Country Programme in francophone Africa, the Burkina Faso programme:

  • Supported the government of Burkina Faso’s efforts to implement national housing and urban development strategies
  • Built the capacity of cities to strategically manage urbanisation
  • Empowered and strengthened community organisations to actively engage in city development and national policy debate
  • Focused on primary cities (Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso) and secondary cities (Dori, Dedougou, and Tenkodogo)

From 2012-17, the Country Programme mobilised more than 15 partners for over 5 grants with US $2.6 million in funding.


Ghana

The programme supported national and local governments working directly with urban poor communities to:

  • Empower the urban poor to participate in planning; 
  • Improve residents’ access to basic services; 
  • Build capacity to better coordinate urban development efforts across the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA); and
  • Support national policy making around urban. 

From 2011-16, the Country Programme mobilised over 16 partners for 9 grants (and 3 supporting activities) in GAMA with US $3.8 million in funding.


Mozambique

The Mozambique Country Programme worked supported national and local governments working directly with urban poor communities to:

  • Enhance coordination and political willingness to address urban development needs;
  • Strengthen the capacity of cities to provide improved services to the urban poor;
  • Develop mechanisms to engage citizens in urban governance; and 
  • Develop and implement local inclusive strategies and plans. 

From 2010-16, the Country Programme mobilised more than 16 partners for over 7 grants with US $2.5 million in funding.


Vietnam

The Cities Alliance Country Programme provided technical assistance and policy advice to the national government, municipalities and communities to:

  • Increase active citizenship; 
  • Improve access for the urban poor to municipal services; and 
  • Support the development of effective policies for managing urban growth. 

From 2010-16, the Country Programme mobilised over 10 partners for 6 grants (plus support for the Vietnam Urban Forum) with US $3.37 million in funding.