The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI)
The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI) is an endeavour of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assist mayors, governors and other urban stakeholders in building the capacity of local governments to perform their tasks effectively. It will advance the five principles for liveable and sustainable cities They are:
The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI) is a response to UNDPís continuous commitments to work on urban issues, building upon its earlier investment and insights from the Urban Management Programme for Asia and the Pacific (UMPAP) and Asia Pacific 2000 (AP2000).
The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI) is directed at assist local governments in making cities in the Asia Pacific region more liveable through:
The Initiative is intended to build upon what has already been done to develop capabilities and effective visionary leadership in the participating cities, and through them in the region. It will:
The primary target groups of the Initiative include the following through whom, the Initiative envisages to help improve the well being of urban populations living in the participating countries. It will place special emphasis on reaching the vulnerable groups such as:
The initiative is open to all cities from the developing countries in the Asia Pacific region while a select number of them will serve as nodes for demonstration of good governance.
Structure and Execution
The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI)ís executing agency is the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Ė Asia Office. UNDP Kuala Lumpur serves as the Designated Field Office (DFO), and the Principal Project Resident Representative (PPRR) is the UNDP Resident Representative in Malaysia. The Project Secretariat is located there too.
OTHER PARTNERS IN INDICATOR DEVELOPMENT
Habitat global Observatory
Sustainable Development Indicators
Asiaweek Indicators of livable cities
Habitat Best Practices
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