Partnership on Sustainable Urban Development

Projet terminé

Together with the World Bank as well as Norway and UK, SECO has initiated a Partnership on Sustainable Urban Development, with the goal of improving sustainability in cities through a coordinated planning and financing of infrastructure projects.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Croissance respectueuse du climat
Infrastructures et approvisionnement urbains
01.05.2011 - 31.12.2018
CHF  9’500’000

Urban areas are the dynamic engines of the global economy and contribute about 70% to global GDP and carbon emissions. Thus, cities have a huge potential for poverty alleviation and mitigating climate change. It is imperative to support cities in shifting towards a more holistic approach to urban development as well as to assist them in financing and managing urban infrastructure in an integrated manner.


The overall objective of the SECO - World Bank Urbanization Partnership is to bring cities in the developing world to a point where they balance environmental, economic and social trade-offs to urban development.

The project targets three levels of intervention:

- Building the Evidence through Urbanization Reviews

- Promoting Integrated Projects through coordinated planning, connecting and financing

- Enabling evidence-based decision making (implementation of the Urbanization Reviews)

Effets à moyen terme

In the countries of operation, urbanization and city development are elevated to a national development objective, cutting across concerned line ministries. Furthermore, government actions are much more coordinated across sectors and among neighbourhoods within cities.


Principaux résultats attendus:  

Finalization of at least four additional Urbanization Reviews and eight in-depth Policy Guidance Notes per year.

Initiation of at least three integrated infrastructure projects per year- initiation and implementation of at least three projects per year focusing on planning and connecting.

Establishment of a Mayors? Dashboard with standardized and open-source data systems of comparable city indicators. The full set of indicators will be collected for not less than six cities per year.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

This is the first phase of the partnership

Direction/office fédéral responsable SECO
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Banque Mondiale - Banque internationale pour la reconstruction et le développement

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    9’500’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    0 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF    16’800’000
Phases du projet Phase 2 01.07.2012 - 30.06.2023   (Phase en cours)

Phase 1 01.05.2011 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)