The ‘Multi Partner Sustainable Urban Development Projects’ model is a system that enables the development of partnered projects that are high impact, high value and can attract financing (see model below).
UN Global Compact – Cities Programme member cities and regions (and others) are encouraged to participate in a supported two-year capacity building process to develop innovative high impact projects utilising the ‘Melbourne Model’ to address a complex or seemingly intractable issue or set of issues. The Multi-Partner High Impact Sustainable Urban Development project specifically:
- extends over a two year period
- are managed and supported by a local cross-sectoral group comprising government, business, civil society and academia
- focus on critical economic, social and environmental issues of the city and evaluate impact
- are connected to and with local and international technical experts and agencies
- involve a
- diagnostic process
- capacity development
- partnership development (non-traditional PPPs)
- monitoring and evaluation
- have support to broker funding arrangements.
The desired outcomes of this supported pipeline process for Multi-Partner High Impact Sustainable Urban Development projects is for the city or region to have:
- built strong and lasting partnerships with private sector and civil society around high impact and high value projects with appropriate governance models
- implemented partnerships and projects that deliver significant impact
- provide evidence of capability for securing external support and financing for future projects
- built local capacity for identifying and formulating collaborative projects and scaling up existing successful sustainable urban development projects
As of March 1 2017, this will be a core process of our Leading level cities.
The Multi Partner Pipeline Approach for High Impact Sustainable Urban Development projects provides numerous benefits:
- a process and support for engagement across sectors to create collaborative opportunities with ‘non-traditional’ partners to address critical issues in innovative ways
- an enabling environment for high value/high impact projects
- brokering of partnerships and governance guidance in development of ‘non-traditional’ Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
- knowledge sharing between city officials, UN officials, private sector and civil society mentors
- development of technical expertise through training, mentoring and applied development of a high value/high impact project to address a critical urban issue or set of issues.
- mechanisms to support justification and attraction of investment into public private and civil society partnerships.
Support and Services from the International Secretariat
The Cities Programme international secretariat team have a system and expertise to build capacity and support members to apply this project ‘pipeline’ approach for developing multi-partner managed sustainable urban development projects. We provide a number of tools and services to support the city and its partners throughout this pipeline process. These include:
- Capacity building training and applied process
- City Diagnostic guidance and review
- Facilitation support and mentoring for creating shared value opportunities
- Multi-criteria decision making tools for prioritising opportunities and supporting preferred project business case development
- Guidance for governance and enabling environment for partnership development
- Partnership Project Proposal development review and advice
- Project investment and implementation review and guidance
- Official recognition and promotion of progress and achievements
If you are interested in developing Multi Partner Sustainable Urban Development Projects in your city or region please Express Interest here.