The City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) is the United Nations’ global monitoring framework, developed to formulate evidence-based decisions, policy recommendations and urban data for cities. This Initiative was developed by UN-Habitat in 2012 as a mean to assist in the design of effective policy interventions. Additionally, the tool allows for cities to identify, evaluate, monitor and report on their progress towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and the New Urban Agenda. Up to date, the CPI has been implemented in over 530 cities worldwide.

“For the first time in Mexico, we have a shared methodology that can be used to take action and decisions regarding urban development based on evidence and research.”


cities covered
countries engaged
prosperity dimensions covered

Our Experts

Eduardo López Moreno
Director of Research and Capacity Development