Building urban economic resilience
during and after COVID-19
Building Urban Economic Resilience
This project provides capacity strengthening for local governments through:
- Diagnostic and Planning Tool
- Online Training Programme and Workshops
- Recovery and Resilience Strategies
- Advice on Financial Support
- Regional Policy Briefs.
With better Urban Economic Resilience, cities will develop and implement response and recovery plans to withstand shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and other urban challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of challenges for local governments. How do you respond to an overwhelming crisis without the capacity to deal with it?
The Urban Economic Resilience project supports local governments to strengthen their capacities. It will help to build better economic and financial responses, recovery and rebuilding plans. This project operates in 16 cities globally.
The project focuses on strengthening the capacities of local governments to design, implement and monitor sustainable, resilient and inclusive COVID-19 economic and financial responses, recovery and rebuilding plans. The immediate impact of the project will be the provision of good practices which will inform the pilot cities in their activities to develop and implement their immediate response and recovery plans for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ultimately, the project will contribute to planning for more resilience in cities and local governments to better withstand shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic and urban systems’ stresses that are likely to reoccur in a predominantly urban world. Implementation will consider linkages with dimensions of urban resilience that are of specific relevance to the different social, spatial and governance contexts of each region.
IMPLEMENTING ENTITIES AND UN PARTNERS
Technical collaboration partners
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