CDIA 2007-2012

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2007 - 2012

Š 2012 by CDIA,Cities Development Initiative for Asia Suite 202-203 Hanston Building Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600 Metro Manila All rights reserved. Managing Editor: Stefanie Dueùas, CDIA Inc/CIM Editor: Hajo Junge, GIZ - CDIA Art Director / Graphic Design: Christian Gallei

The Cities Development Initiative for Asia Experience CDIA is a regional initiative established in 2007 by the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Germany, with additional core funding support of the governments of Sweden, Austria and Spain and the Shanghai Municipal Government. The Initiative provides assistance to mediumsized Asian cities to bridge the gap between their development plans and the implementation of their infrastructure investments. CDIA uses a demand driven approach to support the identification and development of urban investment projects in the framework of existing city development plans that emphasize environmental sustainability, pro-poor development, good governance, and climate change.

02 Table of contents 03 Foreword 06 Asia's urban challenges 16 Scope & Approach 18 CDIA achievements 26 CDIA project overviews 36 Words from our partners 58 CDIA management - conclusion 60 CDIA Professional Staff 2007-2012


Gil-Hong Kim Director Sustainable Infrastructure Division Regional and Sustainable Development Department CDIA-PRC Alternate Chair Asian Development Bank

Any facet of dealing with the urban development agenda is filled with complexities, and requires significant inputs of time, resources and commitment by numerous actors to gain impact. Having been so closely involved with our strategic partners in the steering of CDIA over the past five years, I am not only proud of what has been achieved in such a short period of time, but also admire the level of cooperation and dedication so many people and organizations have made to this valuable initiative. This commitment to, and appreciation of, CDIA by such a diverse range of actors is most evident from the perspectives and reflections given in the testimonials contained in the pages of this booklet. With the new areas of emphasis being identified for the next 5 years and the challenges it will bring, I am confident that CDIA will continue to not only meet, but exceed expectations of our client cities and other recipients, as well as those supporting and collaborating in the program.




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Mandate: The CDIA is assisting medium-sized Asian cities to bridge the gap between their development plans and financing of their infrastructure investments, with emphasis on:

• Urban environmental improvement • Urban poverty reduction • Climate change mitigation and adaptation • Improved governance

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urban challenges


Urban population will of Asiadouble between 2010 and 2050



65% of Asia’s population will be urban

World Urbanization Prospects. The 2009 Revision. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division. 2011.

Environmental Sustainability • Asia is still home to 412 million people without access to improved water supplies. This represents more than 50% per cent of the global population that remains unserved.

• More than half of the 2.5 billion people without improved sanitation live in Asia.


(Unicef WHO 2012)

• Air pollution is a primary cause of illness and death in both the growing cities and the poorer rural areas of Asia. On a global basis, it is estimated that 65% of urban air pollution mortality occurs in Asia.

(Cohen et al. 2005)

• The urban

areas of Asia now spend about US$25 billion on solid waste management per year; this figure will increase to at least US$50 billion in 2025. (World Bank)

2025 Today’s daily waste generaten rate is about 760,000 tonnes. By 2025 it will increase to about 1.8 million tonnes per day. (World Bank)


and Climate Change • In the context of Climate Change, sea level rise particularly threatens more than 50% of urban residents in Asia living in low lying costal zones or flood plains.


Developing Asia’s projected global share of CO2 emissions for energy consumption will increase from 30% in 2006 to 43% by 2030.

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The State of Asian Cities 2010/11




Cities provide 80% of the economic base, but generate significant environmental footprints, including contamination of air and water, as well as ~75% of the GHG emissions.

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Poverty Reduction • City regions serve as magnets for people, enterprise and culture, but with urbanization, poverty also urbanizes.

• The Asia-Pacific region remains host to over half of the worlds slum population: in 2010 this amounted to an estimated 505.5 million people.

505 million people State of the world's cities 2008/2009.


Fundamentally, poverty is a denial of choices and opportunities, a violation of human dignity. It means lack of basic capacity to participate effectively in society. It means not having enough to feed and clothe a family, not having a school or clinic to go to, not having the land on which to grow one’s food or a job to earn one’s living, not having access to credit. It means insecurity, powerlessness and exclusion of individuals, households and communities. It means susceptibility to violence, and it often implies living in marginal or fragile environments, without access to clean water or sanitation.


UN Statement, June 1998 – signed by the heads of all UN agencies

Financial gap Estimated urban environmental infrastructure investment requirement $100 billion/year in Asia.

US$ 60 billion

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20% Private Sector

US$ 40 billion 70% Public Sector


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Scope Approach apacity developm c h g u ent o r h t

Infrastructure Investment Programming and Prioritization

Linking to Finance Pre-Feasibility Studies

Solid Waste


Water Supply

Urban Renewal Slum Upgrading

Flood and Drainage

Urban Transport

Energy Efficiency

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Good Governance

Climate Change


Poverty Reduction

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Khulna Battambang Guiyang Handan Pu’er Yangzhou Greater Suva Area Chennai Cochin Pimpri Rajkot Banda Aceh Palembang Surakarta Jogyakarta Pakse Ulaanbaatar Kathmandu Faisalabad Cebu Iloilo Naga Thung Song Can Tho Danang Thanh Hoa Intervention Sector


Energy Efficiency

Slum Upgrading

Water Supply

Solid Waste


Urban Renewal

Flood and Drainage

Urban Transport

Completed Interventions

Expected Development Impacts

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Climate Change


Poverty Reduction

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Barisal Rajshahi Geiju Guiyang (2) Liupanshui Xinyu Xiaolan Vijayawada Visakhapatnam Surabaya Bishkek Darkhan Pokhara Chiniot Islamabad Peshawar Cagayan de Oro Davao General Santos Puerto Princesa Danang (2) Hai Phong

Intervention Sector


Energy Efficiency

Slum Upgrading

Water Supply

Solid Waste


Urban Renewal

Flood and Drainage

Urban Transport

Ongoing Interventions

Expected Development Impacts






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Partner Organizations Regional

National CHINA • China Center for Urban Development (CCUD)

• Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute (TJUPDI) INDIA • Administrative Staff College (ASCI)

• Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University • National Institute for Urban Affairs (NIUA) • Society for Development Studies (SDS) • The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) INDONESIA • Yayasan Inovasi Pemerintahan Daerah (YIPD)

• PT Sarana Multi Instrastruktur (SMi), Jakarta • Urban and Regional Development Institute (URDI) NEPAL • Town Development Fund (TDF)

• Clean Air Initiative Asia Cities (CAI-ASIA), PHILIPPINES

• Center for Liveable Cities (CLC), SINGAPORE • CityNet, JAPAN • Land Transport Authority Academy (LTA-A), SINGAPORE

• Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), SINGAPORE • United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG – ASPAC), INDONESIA • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

PAKISTAN • Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF) PHILIPPINES • Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) SRI LANKA • Urban Resource Center in Sri Lanka SEVANATHA

• Management Resources for Good Governance (MaRGG) THAILAND • Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) VIETNAM • Academy for Management of Construction and Cities (AMC)

• Academy of Policy and Development (APD), • Development Strategies Institute (DSI) • Vietnam Urban Development Agency (VUDA) • Vietnam Institute for Architecture and Urban Planning (VIAP)





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Pro-poor Infrastructure Upgrading Background

Khulna, Bangladesh's third largest city is undergoing a major transformation due to its rapidly growing population. It is facing a number of key development challenges ranging from urban transport to solid waste management and water logging while also seeking to upgrade the living conditions of its urban poor which at 40% of the city's population is higher than the national average.


Taking action to meet challenges

The city found that its ability to maximize development impacts and overall competitiveness was being hampered by a lack of a long-term vision for its urban areas. With support from CDIA, a medium term prioritized urban infrastructure program was formulated. The plan assessed options in light of potential economic, social and environmental impacts in seeking to find sustainable approaches. The results of the studies focused on pro-poor urban transport, drainage and solid waste sectors. Specific action areas related to improving public and non-motorized transport, upgrading of the solid waste management system and city-wide drainage improvements.


Linking to Finance

With a set of prioritized infrastructure investments taken to a preliminary level of financial analysis and project design, the city was able to see this framework subsequently channeled directly into the preparation of ADB's 'City Region Development Project' and a KfW grant for 'Climate Change Adapted Urban Development in Khulna'.


Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Innovative PPP


Like administrations in many growing Asian cities and urban regions, the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) in the Philippines had worked hard to prepare their development strategies. While their plans clearly identified the problems and potential infrastructure responses needed to work towards more sustainable development, they typically suffer from lack of two critical resources—access to infrastructure investment financing and institutional capacity to effectively manage the conceptualization, structuring and implementation of these strategic investment projects.


Taking action to meet challenges

To help overcome the shortfall in infrastructure provision, MIGEDC sought assistance from the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) to help close this implementation gap between formulation of their development plans and the point where financiers and investors would participate in key urban investment infrastructure. In the case of MIGEDC which is composed of Iloilo City along with 5 adjoining municipalities and the Guimaras provincial government, the partners are working together in two areas of strategic importance: the revitalization of Iloilo's central business district, and the establishment of the Parola Eco-Port facility connecting Iloilo with the island of Guimaras.


Linking to Finance

Based on the CDIA supported prefeasibility studies, two investment projects have been formulated. These potential PPP projects were taken with further CDIA support through the preparation of bid documents for a public bidding for selection of a private partner.



From green infrastructure assessment to finance


Pakse is situated in southern Laos, at the confluence of the Xedone and Mekong Rivers. The city has a population of approximately 80 000 inhabitants. As in many other cities in Laos, the urban situation in Pakse is changing rapidly and the pressure to mitigate damage due to adverse effects of climate change to the environment and related infrastructure is increasing. Key development challenges to be addressed focus on flood protection, solid waste management and green infrastructure while the city is also seeking to upgrade the living conditions of its urban poor.


Taking action to meet challenges

To face these challenges, the city is taking serious measures to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and to identify and implement necessary environmental improvements projects for the benefit of its people. Upon an approved request from Pakse City, CDIA supported the city to undertake a comprehensive sector review of climate change related key issues in concerned sectors and to identify potential solutions and develop these to pre-feasibility status. Pre-Feasibility studies for high priority projects have been prepared along with a strategy development plan and a capacity development framework.


Linking to Finance

With financial support of the Asian Development Bank, identified infrastructure investments were included in the Pakse Urban Environmental Improvement Project. Implementation of major project components is currently ongoing.


Palembang Enhancing public transport


Palembang is the capital city of Indonesia's Sumatera Selatan (South Sumatra) Province. The city is situated on either side of the Musi River and has a current population of about 1.5 million. Due to its fast growing population and high urban density the city is facing considerable urban challenges mainly in the transportation sector. These include in particular the need for an integrated land use/transport planning system that takes into consideration core urban transport issues such as the rapidly increasing use of private transport modes and the limited capacity of existing bridges across the Musi River. From a social development perspective, the city is especially concerned with the risk of the urban poor being further marginalized if rapid population growth continues. 34

Taking action to meet challenges

Immediate action by the city government intends to operationalize the 'Citys' Comprehensive Green Transportation Program' which outlines strategic action for the city's transport development, with a focus on enhancing public and nonmotorized transport components. With support of CDIA the city has undertaken a participatory and comprehensive sector review based on existing studies and plans leading to a mid-term prioritized infrastructure investment program covering key transport issues. Pre-Feasibility studies for high priority projects have been prepared along with a marketing plan and capacity development framework.


Linking to Finance

Given the magnitude of the investment funding required, and the limited financial capabilities of the Palembang City government it is clear that additional, external assistance will be required to achieve the city's policy objectives. Following discussions with local government officials, an innovative approach, which involves a wider range of stakeholders in a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, is being pursued for the implementation of a BRT system and building of a new bridge over the Musi river.


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Mayor of Banda Aceh City, Indonesia



Through CDIA support; Banda Aceh Municipality has been able to develop the first Public Private Partnership (PPP) project in Banda Aceh. Furthermore, the support has been helpful to increase the municipalities' ability to understand the basis for effective project formulation through the pre-feasibility approach and to strengthen the cooperation with government organizations at local and national levels. CDIA has been a valuable partner for the re-development of the city and we feel it is a successful partnership.


Programme Director, CITYNET CDIA Stakeholder Representative 2009-2012

Bernadia Irawati

Tjandradewi CITYNET has valued its partnership with CDIA from the moment CDIA was formed. The agreement signed in 2011 made our partnership even stronger. We highly appreciate the demanddriven approach of CDIA through its stakeholder forum where the voices of local governments and various other key players are channeled. The capacity building component of CDIA also provides an opportunity for our cities' members to form better plans and strategic actions for investment. My heartiest congratulation to CDIA on achieving a half decade of its mission; I wish CDIA a great success in its future journey!


Nguyen Kim Cuc Urban Development Agency, Ministry of Construction CDIA Young Asian Professional (YAP)

Being a first trainee under the Young Asian Professional Programme, I have improved my experience in terms of reducing the gap between planning and investment in urban upgrading and development, expanding a network with many professional experts and international organizations. I am also very grateful to act as a focal point of CDIA back in my home country, as this gives me the opportunity to support Vietnam’s cities in strengthening their capacity to formulate urban sector projects by joining in CDIA trainings/events and by working with CDIA experts in the PFS process.

Ali Malik

Infrastructure Specialist Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), Pakistan CDIA Young Asian Professional (YAP)

The six months I spent as a YAP with CDIA gave me a unique learning platform both professionally and personally. CDIA is probably the only organization of its kind that gets young professionals as secondees for capacity building initiatives, who upon returning to their respective organizations promote CDIA's mandate and replicate best practices learned from various regions visited during the YAP assignment.

Rohana Rathnayake SEVANATHA Urban Resource Center, Sri Lanka CDIA Young Asian Professional (YAP)

The CDIA's Young Asian Professionals (YAP) Programme has provided me opportunities to develop my knowledge and experience regarding Asia's current urban development scenarios. The very experienced professionals in CDIA as well as CDIA developed tools and approaches on urban development and planning practices have contributed to further develop my professional carrier as a young urban planner.

Sameeha Sheth

Project Manager, Center for Research Development and Consultancy (CRDC) CEPT University, Ahmedabad CDIA Young Asian Professional (YAP) – January - August 2012

During my tenure as a “Young Asian Professional (YAP)” CDIA not only gave me an opportunity to enhance my technical knowledge about cities infrastructure investment planning and programming (CIIPP) and pre-feasibility studies (PFS), but also gave me a chance to be an active part of many national and international forums and programs such as the ADB Urban Forum or the Asia Pacific Urban Forum and recently the World Urban Forum (WUF - 6) by UN-HABITAT. The friendly, helping and approachable attitude of CDIA staff and experts allowed me to learn and enjoy my work immensely. My association with CDIA undoubtedly was one of the most memorable and enriching experiences professionally and personally.


Kommi Ramesh

Hendro Gunawan

CDIA is a valuable international partner for cities facing the challenges of the 21st Century, urbanization in particular. As Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, we have been grateful to partner with CDIA, especially by becoming part of its regional and international peer learning journey, linking us up with international networks and cities facing similar challenges than ours. CDIA has lended a helping hand in the revision of the City Development Plan (CDP) of Visakhapatnam and programming of infrastructure investments of critical importance.

As a growing city which is currently promoting the development of a mass rapid transit system, we recognised that CDIA is the right organisation to cooperate with and proven successful in working in partnership with the city. Using the work patterns and approaches in this partnership, we feel that we have mutually complemented each other and managed to establish good communication that facilitates knowledge transfer and experience sharing of development programs. We are confident that this collaboration would be mutually beneficial and we also hope that this cooperation will continue.

Additional Commissioner Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Coorporation, India

Head of the City Development and Planning Board of Surabaya, Indonesia

Meriam L. Buguis

City Government Department Head II City Economic Management and Cooperative Development Office, General Santos City, Philippines

Bridging the gap between development plans and implementation of projects is among the challenges of the city government. The involvement sought from CDIA is one approach in addressing this gap to move closer to project realization. The CDIA PFS support and associated capacity development component is envisioned to enable the city to facilitate the implementation of projects that are attuned with national government's economic thrust to promote economic development through PublicPrivate Partnerships.


Devendra Dongol

Department Head Urban Development Department Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal

CDIA support to Kathmandu City is an example of one of the most successful projects in the city. Identified investments could receive funding from ADB within a short span of time and are now in the implementation stage. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City highly appreciates CDIA's collaboration and support in the timely implementation of the projects.

Executive Director, Center for Livable Cities, Singapore


Teng Chye The Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) in Singapore is happy to work with CDIA to share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. CLC has successfully collaborated with CDIA and its partners in various training events, in which CDIA's regional knowledge has been successfully complemented by CLC sharing with city leaders the guiding principles behind Singapore's whole-of-government approach towards overcoming urban management challenges through a highly dense yet highly liveable city model.


Iloilo City Mayor

Jed Patrick E.


Iloilo City is very fortunate to have been chosen as one of the top pilot sites and priority areas in the crafting and transforming of development plans and infrastructure investments into its successful implementation, of course with the great support from CDIA. The metropolis surely benefited from a big help and guiding principles provided by CDIA to fast track the development roadmap anchored on environmental sustainability, pro-poor development, good governance, and climate change. It is also very pleasing to see the dynamic partnerships, valuable cooperation and active collaborations that the City of Iloilo cultivated with CDIA family and our sectors of society to strongly push for the promotion of efforts towards effective management and sustainable development of our vibrant city.


Sushil Poudel Head of Department Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City Office, Nepal

Working with CDIA always has been a great learning experience. Preciseness and clarity in each of its undertkings have made CDIA more pragmatic in this messy world of develeopment; they know well what they are doing.

Le Kim Phuong

Wilfredo B. Prilles City Planning and Development Coordinator CDIA SHF Representative Naga, Philippines

We benefitted immensely from CDIA support at various levels. For the city, we moved several steps closer to realizing a priority project that every Nagueno wants done. For Mayor John Bongat, it was an affirmation that his administration is on the right track and for the city planning office, it allowed us an opportunity to work with a high-caliber consulting team and learn from it.

Vice-Head of Foreign Economic Relations Division Danang Department of Planning and Investment, Vietnam

Thanks to CDIA, Da Nang city has a prefeasibility study report on waste water treatment for municipality under the Private Public Partnership - PPP scheme. It is very meaningful to the city because this is the first PPP study conducted in Danang, which helps create the basic foundation and the first approach for the city to apply PPP into infrastructure investment. To inherit this good result, we would like CDIA to continue supporting us in linking and mobilizing finance sources to make the study into reality.

Azam Khan CEO, Nausori Town Council, Fiji

CDIA is a unique institution assisting in local government development. In my ten years experience in local government circles I have found CDIA to be one of the best international organizations ably supporting urban development through a team of dedicated project managers.


Erna Witoelar CDIA Advisory Panel Member

Urban Transport Specialist CDIA Consultant – Indonesia, Fiji, Pakistan

Indonesia has been lagging behind in infrastructure development. Although the pressure to build more infrastructure to cope with urbanization and economic growth has been immense, cities in Indonesia are struggling to get the funds for infrastructure projects. In fact, most cities are even having difficulties in identifying their infrastructure project priorities. These are the areas where CDIA support can be very beneficial for cities. CDIA supports cities to prioritize their infrastructure investment projects and prepare the Pre-Feasibility Study.

It is a pleasure to see that when the PFS team demobilises after the final phase of the assignment our city-counterpart partners “eyes have opened” and they have a greater awareness of the actions required to convert plans into reality. The prospect of these plans becoming a reality – and making a real difference for the millions of urban residents whose lives will be improved, is a key reason for my ongoing commitment to the programme.

Andri Heriawan

Om Prakash Mathur

Working in the CDIA projects has introduced me with the idea of providing technical assistance with a view to 'bridge the gap' between the cities' strategic plans and their implementation. Doing so, I have learnt to understand more of the cities' aspirations and to assist them with a broad range of implementation strategies under the domain of pro-poor development, climate change mitigation and institutional capacity development. I am delighted to be part of the team that works in close collaboration with the cities and helps them achieving their vision of growing towards a liveable and sustainable urban environment for their present and future generations.

I have been associated with the CDIA from its inception and I have seen it grow and develop into a unique institution, with a unique agenda of assisting Asia's developing and fast urbanizing economies in an area where they need the assistance most, i.e., formulation of viable and bankable urban insfrastructure projects and programmes. While this mandate dominates the CDIA's activities, it is slowly getting diversified into building capacities and networks in ways where the countries themselves can begin to address such mandates. I felicitate the Cities Development Initiative for Asia on its fifth anniversary and wish it a very productive and meaningful future.

Urban Transport Specialist CDIA Consultant – INDONESIA (Surakarta, Surabaya)


Peter Turner

CDIA Advisory Panel Member

Mayor, Rajshahi City Corporation, Bangladesh

Khairuzzaman A.H.M.


CDIA is one of the most effective and leading developing partners of Rajshahi City Corporation. Thanks to CDIA the city will be able to implement efficient approaches to address the adverse effects of climate change through the Inclusive Rajshahi City Development Support Programme. We are sure that this initiative will contribute to the city's sustainable environmental development. Likewise, we also appreciate CDIAs support through various regional capacity development initiatives including workshops and training programs in Bangkok and Singapore. These initiatives have helped the city to further enhance its regional exposure and to network with other Asian cities.


John Olof Vintehav Program Manager, Environment and Climate Change Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) Senior Land Management Specialist, CDIA-ADB Stockholm, Sweden

As an ardent supporter of creative sustainable urban development, Sweden saw the opportunities that CDIA could offer from early on. Me as a member of the CDIA Core Management Team for more than three years saw over and over again how the robust support and creative dialogue that CDIA could share in response to requests from cities, big and small, all over Asia, triggered initiatives and mobilized resources, locally and regionally, to shape the future for millions in those partner cities.

Reslian Pardede Foundation for Local Governance Innovation (YIPD), Indonesia

As one of the National Partner Organizations in Indonesia, YIPD has been collaborating with CDIA over the past 2 years. YIPD has been involved in capacity development activities for infrastructure prioritization and engaging cities in CDIA activities. We truly appreciate that CDIA also makes efforts to improve its national partners capacity with trainings and forum for sharing experience with other institutions in Asia. We are looking forward to extend the partnership with CDIA.


Annette B채hring

Head of Section Good Governance and Human Rights Division Deutsche Gesellschaft f체r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Eschborn, Eschborn

CDIA has played a critical role in advancing the sustainable urban development agenda in Asia-Pacific. From German Development Cooperation's perspective and GIZ in particular, CDIA is an invaluable initiative to (a) a sustained German presence in regional and international networks, (b) a tool to meet internationally agreed-upon development goals (such as MDGs, Climate Change adaptation and mitigation among others), and (c) the potential to promote German private sector involvement in urban infrastructure projects in Asia. GIZ looks forward to its continued coordination role of CDIA in close partnership with ADB within the next funding phase period. Of particular interest will be looking beyond PFS more towards providing dedicated follow-up support to cities to accelerate linking to finance. In this context, Capacity Development will be of critical importance as an integral component of CDIA's work.


Ruth Erlbeck

Program Director Integrated Urban Development Program, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Deutsche Gesellschaft f체r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Working with CDIA was very pleasant, as they are a competent and transparent partner building confidence among stakeholders. Thanks to CDIA the GIZ thermo-technical retrofitting of pre-cast panel building demonstration project in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia became well-known in South East Asia. Also, through CDIA support representatives and officials of Ulaanbaatar City Government were able to broaden their knowledge on urban development issues.

Austere A. Panadero Horst Schwoerer Undersecretary for Local Governments Department of the Interior and Local Government, Philippines

Division Chief, Sector and Policy Division Urban Development Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW), Germany

The offer of partnership by CDIA could not have come at a more opportune time when Philippine cities are facing critical urban challenges. The direct technical and capacity development assistances that CDIA provides to its partner cities in the country, have given these cities more confidence and enhanced strategic direction in pursuing development goals. CDIA is among those organizations, which have significantly provided DILG a better handle of the urban development framework for advocating to Philippine cities.

KfW has been one of the development partners in CDIA since its foundation 5 years ago. At that time the cities’ perspective was not a high priority in the development cooperation agenda. This has changed – in Asia not least due to the engagement of CDIA. For KfW the cooperation with CDIA opened a window of opportunities for sound infrastructure investment for cities. CDIA assistance has demonstrably prepared a sound foundation for infrastructure projects to be financed or funded by KfW. We are looking forward to continuing this cooperation in the next 5 years’ period of CDIA.

Saswat Badopadhyay Professor & Coordinator, CEPT-CDIA Partnership CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India

Within a very short span on 5 years, CDIA has eminently positioned itself in the field of Urban Infrastructure project development across Asia. In future, we expect CDIA to play a very important role in shaping Asia's Urban Future through innovative partnerships and networks. As a NPO, we greatly value our mutually beneficial partnership with CDIA. On this occasion of 5th anniversary celebration, we congratulate all staff members, associates and partners of CDIA.

Dr. Do Tu Lan

Standing Deputy Director General, Urban Development Agency, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam

Despite being a rather ‚young' organization, CDIA has already proven its essential role in facilitating the linkage between urban investment capital and the urgent development needs of Asian cities in general and the cities of Vietnam in particular.

Being a lead national partner of CDIA in Vietnam, the UDA has benefitted greatly from our collaborative efforts. Over the years, CDIA's support to medium-sized cities across Vietnam has brought about increased local awareness and knowledge on how to formulate bankable investment projects for strategic urban infrastructure. We wish that CDIA will develop and consolidate its activities in the future and continue to support the sustainable urban development in Vietnam.


Dalgon Lee CDIA Advisory Panel Member

I am setting as an advisor of CDIA program for the last 3 years. CDIA is an excellent locus to focus on key urban issues of major Asian cities. The challenge we face is serious and the resources we have seem inappropriate. Shared knowledge and experience from CDIA gathering will contribute enhancing situation of Asian urban quality of life.


Chandra Kant Umaria

Special Administrator, Suva City Council, Fiji

Involved municipalities have been fortunate to collaborate with CDIA. Identified investments will benefit almost all Greater Suva Aera's residents within the formal and informal settlements who are affected in some way by flooding and transport related problems. I take this opportunity to express our utmost thanks and appreciation for CDIA support and commitment in this part of the world.

CDIA Advisory Panel Member


SchäferPreuß During my 5 year tenure as ADB´s Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development until November 2011, I enjoyed working closely together with the CDIA team and the ADB Urban team. It is my wish and desire that CDIA in the near future can stand on its own feet, recognized as an independent international organization in the Philippines, and that the many well designed CDIA Pre-Feasibility studies prepared over time will result in solid and operationally feasible investment profiles, including the ADB as a financing partner.


CDIA management ADB Program Manager 2007-2012 Cities Development Initiative for Asia


Lindfield CDIAs growth, development and impact to 2012 has far exceeded the modest expectations of its original framers. This despite the need to overcome obstacles which were far more formidable than first thought. To bolster the capacities of cities, national governments and development assistance agencies to better respond to the infrastructure needs of Asia's urban citizens was much more complex than first envisaged.


conclusion GIZ Program Coordinator 2007-2012 Cities Development Initiative for Asia


Wegelin Deficient urban infrastructure is a major economic, social and environmental challenge faced by cities in Asia's developing countries. One of the causes of that is inadequate infrastructure projects and - programs conceptualization at city level. I am proud that CDIA has clearly demonstrated a viable way forward during the last five-years, which increasingly resonates with a wide range of stakeholders at local, national, regional and international levels, the challenge ahead in terms of scaling-up of efforts is monumental. CDIA needs to mobilize and orchestrate all the support it can get at all levels to address this in the coming decades ahead.


CDIA Core Management Team Professional Staff 2007 – 2012 Adolfo Guerrero, ADB – Senior PPP Infrastructure Specialist, Manila and Shanghai Office Alexandra Vogl, ADB – Urban Development Specialist Balakrishnan Elangovan, GIZ - Senior Program Manager, India Office Bernhard Dohle, GIZ – CDIA Program Coordinator (incoming) Chloe Chan, GIZ – Program Officer, Shanghai Office David Villeneuve, GIZ – Urban Networking Specialist Emiel Wegelin, GIZ – CDIA Program Coordinator Hannes Cassens, GIZ – Senior Urban Planner Hajo Junge, GIZ – Senior Urban Governance Specialist Henning Hillmer, CDIA Inc/CIM – Regional Networking and Capacity Development Specialist John Olof Vinterhav, ADB – Senior Land Management Specialist Joris van Etten, GIZ – Capacity Development Coordinator Karin Eberle, ADB – Senior Urban Environmental Specialist Laids Mias, UN-HABITAT Coordinator Lars Jamten, ADB – Senior Urban Environmental Specialist Mats Jarnhammar, CDIA Inc/Sida – Social Development Specialist Massimo Petrone, ADB – Senior Urban Environmental Specialist Michael Lindfield, ADB Program Manager Mohammad Hamidul Islam Chowdhury, GIZ – Country Program Advisor, Bangladesh Nadir Ehsan, ADB – Senior Municipal Development Specialist Paul Schuttenbelt, ADB – South Asia Coordinator, India Office Priyanka Sood, ADB – Urban Development Specialist Rhoda Lynn Gregorio, GIZ Program Management Officer Stefanie Dueñas, CDIA Inc/CIM – Quality Management & PR Specialist Yan Zong, ADB – Transport Specialist Zhang Yu, GIZ – Program Specialist, Shanghai Office Z o u R u i x i , G I Z – Te c h n i c a l P r o j e c t S t a f f, S h a n g h a i O f f i c e


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