Urban Economy Branch


Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. © UN-Habitat

The Urban Economy Branch focuses on promoting urban strategies and policies that strengthen the capacity of cities to become drivers of economic development and creators of wealth and employment.

Special attention is paid to the formulation and implementation of urban strategies and policies that will enhance municipal finance and tax revenue, as well as contribute to the creation of jobs that will improve the livelihoods of all, and which lead to the economic empowerment of youth and women in particular.

Head: Mr. Gulelat Kebede
  • Local Economic Development Unit (LEDU)
  • Urban and Municipal Finance Unit (MFU)
  • Youth and Job Creation Unit (YJCU)
Programmes, initiatives & networks:
  • Urban Youth Fund
  • Youth 21 Initiative


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