5 April, 2016
Improving access to clean water, energy and transport in cities is the goal of a new initiative coordinated by the World Bank.
The aim is to mobilise up to $1.5 billion over the next five years for urban sustainability programmes in developing countries.
The Global Platform for Sustainable Cities is coordinated by the World Bank and supported by a range of multilateral development banks, UN organisations, think tanks and various city networks.
Initial work will focus on a core group of 23 cities across 11 developing countries, including Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam.
The Global Platform is designed to help municipal leaders make more informed decisions through a knowledge sharing programme.