Global Partnership for Local Investment

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2022 - 2030
Last Updated
27 March 2023


The World Economic Forum and UN-Habitat recognize the extraordinary challenges facing cities and local governments as they look to recover from compounding global crises and continued economic instability. To address this urgent need, the World Economic Forum and UN-Habitat commit to the establishment of a Global Partnership for Local Investment to accelerate public-private collaboration and resourcing of urban initiatives that advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and New Urban Agenda. The Global Partnership will forge and mobilize a coalition of industry leaders, investors, international institutions, multilateral development banks, and national, regional and city governments to serve as first-movers and pioneers for joint planning and co-investment in cities; curate successful models of public-private collaboration that can be scaled globally; and develop new tools, forums and platforms to catalyse, support and showcase these new models of collaboration and co-investment.

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Increased and equitably distributed locally generated revenues, Effective adaptation of communities and infrastructure to climate change, Enhanced resilience of the built environment and infrastructure, Resilience

Lead Entity

The World Economic Forum and UN-Habitat

Key Dates

Start year: 10/10/2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable