This publication is intended as a practical guide for mayors, local government officials, sector specialists, planners, and other decision makers involved in the programming and design of urban infrastructure projects in medium-sized cities.
The guide aims to:
– facilitate understanding of concepts and issues related to the design of infrastructure projects that will directly or indirectly benefit the urban poor;
– assist local government officials, sector specialists, and project planners in the formulation and design of inclusive infrastructure investment projects; and
– stimulate change and motivate mayors, local government officials, and other decision makers in medium-sized cities to make use of inclusive infrastructure investments in their cities with an eye on increased competitiveness – this should be a two-pronged approach to both urban development and poverty reduction.