Asia-Pacific cities face challenges to provide adequate infrastructure and services to the growing population and, at the same time, can become the engines for economic growth.
Cities need enhanced capacities of urban planning, municipal finance, technologies, and governance and private sector engagement to provide integrated solutions.
Cities need to build resilience to address the risks associated with disasters, climate change, environmental issues, and shocks and stresses like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Urban populations at risk
of climate change inputs
In 2025, 300 million people will be affected by the impact of climate change.
Commitments supporting urban
In 2021, at least $200 million helped mitigate urban climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific.
Urban projects supporting gender
mainstreaming in cities
80% of urban projects aim to support gender mainstreaming in the region.