The Initiative on Financing for Resilient, Green and Smart Urban Global Solutions (FRUGS Initiative) is a global partnership among UN-HABITAT, KfW Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and Shelter Afrique. FRUGS promotes the sustainable, resilient and smart development solutions for housing, infrastructure, water and sanitation, waste management, energy, urban services, productive capacities, cities, the financial systems and instruments at the city, regional and country levels. It examines the financing needs and financing gaps for resilient, green and smart urban development, and designs policies, strategies and instruments for achieving resilient, green and smart urban development and sustainable finance. It provides technical assistance for preparing bankable projects, capacity building and exchange of experiences and best practices.