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Institutionalising Poverty-focused City Development Strategies (CDS) in Iindonesia (Completed)


A joint City Development Strategy (CDS) project under the UN-HABITAT/World Bank Cities Alliance programme was initiated in 2001. Completed in 2003, the project aimed to institutionalise poverty alleviation strategies in 9 secondary cities in Indonesia, and thus formed part of the Government's national replication strategy to improve urban governance in support of achieving the BUILD vision.


All 9 cities successfully prepared their city profiles and city development strategies and, following their presentation in a National Conference, five (Bandar Lampung, Blitar, Bau-bau, Bogor and Palu) have secured local commitment for their implementation through the enactment of local by-laws.All but two have qualified to access investment resources under the World Bank's Urban Sector Development Reform Programme (USDRP) to implement projects prioritized under their city development strategies. The USDRP is designed to support all four components of the CDS programme: eradicating poverty, restoring local economy, improve public services and encouraging reform (participation, right to information and transparency in procurement and financial administration). In addition, a "toolkit" and good practice case studies were developed to support replication of the CDS approach, all of which has been loaded onto a "web-site" for easy dissemination, which is facilitating policy reform dialogue at the national-level (institutionalization proposals due end-January 2004).


Ministry of Settlements and Regional Development (KIMPRASWIL), Government of Indonesia; 9 City Governments and communities; World Bank; UNDP

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