Two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2050, with the majority of growth set to take place in cities in low- and middle-income countries. As the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals approaches, it’s becoming more evident that cities will have a major role to play in achieving these goals.
This series focuses on how city-led approaches drive sustainable development and the role of cities as agents of change.Read More ↓
In this special report, Devex and City Cancer Challenge explore the challenges and best practices involved in implementing city-led initiatives to make them more meaningful and impactful, and the success factors that help replicate results and bring programs to scale in a variety of sectors.
Through in-depth interviews with experts implementing city-led initiatives in low- and middle-income countries and an online survey of 790 development professionals, the report highlights innovative programs in various cities that showcase the advantages of a city-led approach to development.
Key findings from the report were presented at a virtual launch event on 10 June. Watch the recording here.
Devex is the media platform for the global development community. A social enterprise, we connect and inform over one million development, health, humanitarian, and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence, and funding & career opportunities so you can do more good for more people.
City Cancer Challenge Foundation supports cities around the world as they work to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care. C/Can leads a city-based partnership initiative that aims to improve access to quality cancer care in cities around the world by transforming the way stakeholders from the public and private sectors collectively design, plan, and implement cancer solutions. The approach is built on the core principle that cities can drive impact at national level by crafting data-driven solutions with the support of a network of global, regional, and local partners that reflect an understanding of the unique local context. C/Can was launched by the Union for International Cancer Control at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. It was established as a standalone Swiss foundation in January 2019.