Urban management programme in Asia & the pacific
The Urban Management Programme (UMP) ia a
global technical co-operation programme of the United Nations Centre for Human
Settlements (UNCHS) with core funding from UNDP and additional support from
several bilateral agencies.
Phase 1 of the programme (1986-91) focused
on applied research in the four theme areas of land management, municipal
finance and administration, infrastructure and urban environment, with the
purpose of developing urban management frameworks and tools at the global level.
Phase 2 (1992-96) was aimed at using these frameworks and tools to build
capacity at the regional level and extend it to country and city levels. The
overriding thrust of the UMP in Phase 3 (1997-99) is to build and strengthen the
capacity of governments and other stakeholders to address urban problems. The
three theme areas on which the programme will specifically focus are: Urban
Poverty Reduction, Urban Environmental Management, and Participatory Urban
Governance. Gender perspectives are central to all three UMP themes.
For details, contact:
B-9/6201, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi – 110 070