The World Bank is linking staff at municipal governments in a dozen cities in Central America and the Caribbean. The initiative, known as Ayuda Urbana, “serves as a forum for sharing knowledge on pressing urban issues and priorities”. While funding has come from the Dutch government and the UK‘s DfID, the Bank has provided overall coordination and the assistance of experts from the Urban Poor Thematic Group. World Bank task teams are now working to extend the initiative in China and India.
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