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 a global initiative that to date covers more than 300 cities across the world. It provides an innovative approach to urban measurements and assists decision makers to design clear policy interventions. The CPI is a strategic policy initiative for cities, which serves to define city-visions and long-term plans that are holistic, ambitious and measurable, and helps cities to become more prosperous.

The City Prosperity Initiative offers a diagnosis of the opportunities and challenges that cities are facing. It also provides technical and substantive support to Municipalities through evidence-based information for the adoption of innovative solutions in the areas of urban economy, municipal finance and urban planning, as well as in the definition of Action Plans and Policy formulation. It also identifies priority areas and relevant key issues of sustainable urban development for more effective and efficient investment planning.

The City Prosperity Initiative, as an integral part of the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, is being adopted as a monitoring framework of the urban Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) targets and indicators. The CPI can identify, quantify, evaluate, monitor and report on progress made by the city on the search of prosperity and sustainability.