EO4SD-Urban aims at providing support to 12 projects and programmes of the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IABD) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Below, a list of all the supported initiatives is given along with an overview of the intended activities.
Global Advisory Services and Analytics (ASA) Programme
The WB DECRG pilot study supports the Rwandan Government to improve methods of land valuation. In this context, the EO4SD-Urban project provides geo-spatial data for the city of Kigali which are used in combination with cadastral maps to simulate different property values and related tax rates.
Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) Study
Urban Planning Study for Tanzania
The programme is part of a multi-year WB research activity and aims at testing and demonstrating a methodology for designing and systematically targeting interventions in informal settlements around the world. In this context, EO4SD-Urban products provides information about location, size and growth of informal settlements, including the time of settlement, spread, density of population and the presence of infrastructures for the city of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Analytical and Planning Tools for Integrating Multi-Dimensional Data in Urban Slums Programme
The WB City Planning Labs is a technical assistance project supporting urban planning and the development of Municipal Spatial Data Infrastructures (MSDI) in several Indonesian cities as well as an integrated geoportal for data sharing. The EO4SD-Urban products generated for the cities of Denpasar and Semarang help improving the level of urban spatial information available for planning activities
City Planning Labs Indonesia
Metro Mumbai Urban Phase-2
In line with local urban policy and Goal 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on access to clean water and sanitation to all, ADB is currently financing in Kolkata (India) both the Water Supply and Sewerage project as well as the Environmental Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 2. In this context, EO4SD-Urban products such as Land Use/Land Cover maps, green area layers and maps of informal settlements help to better understand the changes in the urban structure required for improving current urban planning strategies
Kolkata Environmental Improvement Investment Programme – Tranche 2
Future Cities Programme
This ADB project supports the Cambodian government in improving urban services and enhancing climate resilience in Stueng Saen, Serei Saophoan, Kampong Chhnang and Pursat. These 4 towns in the Tonle Sap Basin are annually impacted by inundations of the Mekong River which often cause local floods. In this context, the EO4SD-Urban products support flood risk assessment analysis and the development of improved urban planning strategies
Second Integrated Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project
Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) Programme
The main objectives of the GPSC programme are the establishment and enhancement of urban sustainability indicators in close alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 and the development of a platform that ties all the city-level projects together. EO4SD-Urban collaborates with the GPSC programme via the provisions of geo-spatial data for sustainable urban planning in 8 cities, namely Bhopal & Vijayawada (India), Melaka (Malaysia), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Dakar & Saint-Louis (Senegal), Campeche (Mexico) and Lima (Peru). In particular, implemented products allow comparative analyses between the cities and support each of them in reaching its goals within the programme (e.g., tracking the sustainability status of urban areas, mapping and monitoring informal settlements, etc.).
Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC)