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Fundraising for sustainable urban development


Urban Development at the World Bank

Over 50% of the population lives in urban areas. By 2045, the world's urban population will increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion. City leaders must plan for growth and provide the basic services, infrastructure, and affordable housing their expanding populatins need.

Strategic Fundraising

The Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice brings in external knowledge and resources through partnerships, aiming to promote more sustainable development patterns and address an increasingly complex set of development challenges.


Infographic explaining GPURL's Trust Fund portfolio

GPURL Trust Fund Portfolio

In order to facilitate agile, cross-sectoral, and global engagements, the World Bank’s Urban Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice Trust Fund portfolio was consolidated around four umbrella trust funds and two global standalone trust funds.
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Pancakes to Pyramids

Supported by empirical analysis of the shape and growth of nearly 10,000 cities around the world and rigorous economic modeling, “Pancakes to Pyramids: City Form to Promote Sustainable Growth," helps us understand the drivers of city growth.
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