More than 300 cities are part of the Initiative

More than 300 cities are part of the Initiative

UN-Habitat’s City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) is both a metric and a policy dialogue that offers decision-makers the conditions to formulate adequate policies based on good data, information and knowledge. The CPI is a global initiative that provides an innovative approach to urban measurements and it is meant to identify opportunities and potential areas of intervention for cities to become more prosperous.

The City Prosperity Initiative collects a critical mass of information (data, indices and urban indicators) and transforms them into strategic knowledge, which serves as the basis for the formulation of urban evidence-based policies, city-visions, and long-term action plans. The objective of the CPI is to produce meaningful information at the city level, to define a limited number of actions on the basis of its diagnosis and to measure to which extent policies affect the prosperity of the city, strengthening, at the same time, the monitoring and reporting capacities of the municipal entities.

The City Prosperity Initiative enhances monitoring capacities and increases the prospects of higher accountability in the implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda as well as of the New Urban Agenda. Countries that decide to use CPI will be able to identify, quantify, evaluate, monitor and report on progress on these agendas, avoiding duplication and systematizing the monitoring and reporting process.