| USAID Looks Beyond Habitat III
Carrie Thompson, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment at USAID, has written a reflection of USAID's commitments at Habitat III, and how the international community will go forward. USAID wants to spur on the New Urban Agenda
by "supporting integrated approaches to urban development that focus on investing in poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth; improving resilience and adapting to climate change; leveraging partnerships, science, technology, data, and innovation; and helping local governments mobilize resources- public and private, foreign and domestic- to finance critical urban infrastructure and municipal services." But USAID cannot do it alone. Habitat III has served as an opportunity for corporations, organizations and governments to meet from across the world with the chance to collaborate. The challenge now is to maintain collaboration.
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