• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • Measuring the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals: the City Prosperity Initiative

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room B
    Lead Organization:
    • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
    Partner Organizations:
    • Flacso – Ecuador,
    • International City Leaders (ICL),
    • Minister Of Housing – Egypt,
    • Ministry Of Municipal And Rural Affairs – Saudi Arabia.

    The event aims to inform Member States and governments on the need of a systematic monitoring and reporting on the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators. Through the City Prosperity Initiative (CPI), UN-Habitat is offering support to local and national governments in establishing customized monitoring mechanisms, which will allow a better-informed decision-making on policies and regulations, city-plan and extensions, and finance management for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The event will discuss the components of the global framework of the CPI. A revised and tested CPI method adapted to the New Urban Agenda and urban SDGs will be presented. The current status, approach and modalities of measurement of the CPI and its capacity to support more informed decision-making will be also discussed. Examples around the world will be presented and implementing partners invited to discuss them.