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The modules and metadata available in this repository are a work in progress. It reflects the latest reference information available for the Tier I and II indicators in the global indicator framework. Tier III indicators are still under methodological development. This repository will be further updated and periodically reviewed.

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City Prosperity Initiative
How prosperous is your city?

The UN-Habitat City Prosperity Initiative (IPC) is a global initiative that covers more than 300 cities around the world to date. It provides an innovative approach to urban measurements and helps decision makers to design clear policy interventions.

This is a data-based framework that allows cities to collect, collate and analyze data on more than 100 indicators on city prosperity captured under six dimensions – infrastructure development, productivity, quality of life, equity and social inclusion, environmental sustainability, governance and legislation. Data collected enable cities to formulate policies, design and implement programs and monitor progress towards sustainable development at the local level. Experiences from deploying CPI in over 400 cities globally shows that countries and cities that have adopted this unified and standardized platform for SDGs monitoring and reporting of urban indicators are saving time and resources.

The measurement of prosperity

The City’s Prosperity Index is a composite index that is used to measure the overall achievements in a city in six dimensions that are related to how cities are governed or how to create and distribute socioeconomic benefits or prosperity.

Productivity

The productivity dimension measures the average achievements of the cities in terms of creating wealth and how it’s shared, or cities contribution to economic growth and development, generation of income, provision of decent jobs and equal opportunities for all

Quality of Life

The quality of life dimension measures the cities’ average achievement in ensuring general wellbeing and satisfaction of the citizens.

Environmental Stability

The Environmental Sustainability dimension measures the average achievement of the cities in ensuring the protection of the urban environment and its natural assets. This should be done simultaneously while ensuring growth, pursuing energy efficiency, reducing pressure on surrounding land and natural resources and reducing environmental losses through creative and environment-enhancing solutions.

Infrastructure Development

The Infrastructure dimension measures the average achievement of the city in providing adequate infrastructure for accessing clean water, sanitation, good roads, and information and communication technology

– in order to improve living standards and enhance productivity, mobility and connectivity.

Equality and Social Inclusion

The Equity and Social inclusion dimension measures the cities’ average achievements in ensuring equitable (re) distribution of the benefits of prosperity, reduces poverty and the incidence of slums, protects the rights of minority and vulnerable groups, enhances gender equality, and ensures equal participation in the social, economic, political and cultural spheres.

Urban Governance and Legislation

The Urban Governance and Legislation dimension has the purpose of demonstrating the role of good urban governance in catalysing local action towards prosperity, including the capacity to regulate the urbanization process 

National Sample of Cities

National Governments and statistical offices recognize that it is a major challenge to study each city in a given country to monitor national trends on SDG urban indicators. The aggregation of the city level data and information at sub-national and national level presents a challenge that requires appropriate tools and techniques to ensure comparability and proper systematization.The National Sample of Cities is a carefully constructed sample that takes into account sub-regional and city specific characteristics and variances can be used to monitor the dominant pattern in the country’s cities in an aggregated manner.

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