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.
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.
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.
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.