Building Urban Economic Resilience during and after COVID-19

This initiative focuses on strengthening the capacities of local governments in cities globally to design, implement and monitor sustainable, resilient and inclusive COVID-19 economic and financial responses, recovery and rebuilding plans.

It will contribute to creating more resilient cities and local governments better able to withstand shocks, such as COVID-19, and stresses likely to reoccur in a predominantly urban world. Implementation considers linkages with other dimensions of urban resilience of specific relevance to the different social, spatial and governance contexts of each region. Project outcomes will also be integrated with and contribute to national and global resilience building efforts.

This platform is a joint partnership between UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UN-Habitat City Resilience Global Programme (CRGP).

Last updated: Jun 2024
Launched: Apr 2021

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Inclusive development

Initiatives: Sustainable urban development, COVID-19 Stimulus Tracker

SDGs: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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