Mission & Mandate
The long-term aim of the Cities Development Initiative for Asia is to contribute to the promotion of sustainable and equitable urban development, leading to improved environmental and living conditions for all in Asian cities.
To pursue this long-term aim, the strategic objective of CDIA is to bridge the gap between strategic city development planning on the one hand and urban policies, services and infrastructure project preparation on the other.
The operational objectives of CDIA, are to improve urban infrastructure and services management through:
- providing technical assistance in structuring priority infrastructure projects to a stage where they are able to be financed; and helping cities to structure their projects in a way to attract market-based international private investment;
- strengthening of local institutional prerequisites for development of capital investment infrastructure projects and urban services; and
- promoting regional dialogue and cooperation on urban management in the Asia region in order to enhance cross-learning from good local practices.
The hallmark of CDIA is its focus on developing investments in urban infrastructure and services through bridging the gap between city level urban strategies and implementation of specific infrastructure projects with domestic-, international-, public- and/or private-financing.
For a full version of our Mission and Mandate, you may download a copy of our Operational Guidelines [PDF 289kb].
A copy of the CDIA Strategy and Business Plan can be downloaded from this location [PDF 683kb]
For a copy of the CDIA Capacity Development Strategy, download from this location [PDF 829kb].
These agencies and organizations have made significant financial and other contributions to the establishment and operation of the CDIA programme and comprise the voting membership of the Program Review Committee. Collectively they provide policy guidance to the CDIA Core Management Team (CMT) and other CDIA partner agencies on to how CDIA should fulfill its long-term aim of contributing to the promotion of sustainable and pro-poor urban development, leading to improved environmental and living conditions for all in medium sized Asian cities.
ADB is dedicated to poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific, a region that is home to two thirds of the world’s poor.Established in 1966 and headquartered in Manila, ADB is owned and financed by its 67 member countries, of which 48 are from the region and 19 are from other parts of the globe. It contributes low interest loans, guarantees, grants, private sector investments, and knowledge and advice to help build infrastructure and improve essential services such as health and education to boost quality of life, particularly for the nearly 1.9 billion people in the region still living on $2 or less a day.
ADB’s focus is on encouraging economic growth, social development, and good governance, while promoting regional cooperation and integration in partnership with governments, the private sector, and nongovernment and international organizations. Although most lending is in the public sector – and to governments – ADB also provides direct assistance to private enterprises of developing countries through equity investments, and loans. In addition, its triple-A credit rating helps mobilize funds for development.
The development policy of the Federal Republic of Germany is an independent area of German foreign policy. It is formulated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and carried out by the implementing organisations.
The German government sees development policy as a joint responsibility of the international community, with Germany making effective and high-profile contributions. Through a clear international division of labour and sound consultation and coordination with other donors, the German government aims to enhance the effectiveness of German development policy in line with the tenets of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
The Federal Republic of Germany has undertaken to play an active part in helping to achieve the goals laid out in the Millennium Declaration, the Monterrey Consensus and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. The inter-ministerial Program of Action 2015 is the central instrument used by the German government to translate this commitment into practice. The program was adopted by the German cabinet only a few months after the Millennium Summit and has since been fine-tuned and rendered more specific on an ongoing basis. www.bmz.de
Under the framework of BMZ’s co-operation, two German agencies are partners within the CDIA programme:
|GIZ – Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ was created by merging three aid organizations – German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), German Development Service (DED), and Capacity Building International (Inwent). As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. www.giz.de|
|KfW – German Development Bank
Acting on behalf of the German government, KfW Development Bank supports developing countries with investments in the social and economic infrastructure, in financial systems and in environmental protection. Within the framework of programme-based joint financing, we work closely with other development institutions. All these measures help to improve the living conditions of people in developing countries – directly or indirectly. For instance, efficient financial systems improve the chances for small and medium-sized enterprises and this, in turn, secures jobs. Employment programmes in crisis regions help to stabilise the social climate. Support for education and health facilities sets the course for a better future. And, naturally, the prevention of ecological risks through sustainable environmental and energy concepts is of global importance. www.kfw.de
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
The overall goal of Swedish development cooperation is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions. By reducing injustices and poverty throughout the world, better opportunities are created for development, peace and security for all people and nations. In an increasingly globalised world we are all dependent on, and affected by, each other.
Not all Swedish ODA is channelled via Sida. Of Sweden’s total budget for development cooperation in 2006, SEK 15,9 billion, or 54%, was channelled via Sida. Other major Swedish actors in the field of international development cooperation are the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Export Credits Guarantee Board. www.sida.se
Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria
The Federal Ministry of Finance (MoF) is Austria’s highest financial authority. The Ministry’s responsibilities stretch from budgetary planning and surveillance, economic policy and financial services to customs and taxation. The scope of responsibilities of the MoF also includes the representation of the Government of Austria in International Financial Institutions as well as bilateral cooperation with these institutions.
The Shanghai Municipal Government
Shanghai Municipal Government (SMG) administers one of the four directly administered city regions in the Peoples’ Republic of China. SMG is working towards building Shanghai into a modern metropolis and into a world class economic, financial, trading , and shipping center by 2020.
The Shanghai International Centre for Infrastructure Finance (SICIF) is the vehicle for collaboration with CDlA. It is an institution with expertise in infrastructure project structuring and financing. SICIF will focus on further developing the capacity of Shanghai as an international centre for infrastructure finance as part of China’s State Council’s mandated objective to develop Shanghai as a global finance hub.
The sustainability of the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) is of paramount consideration by its stakeholders. In the short-term, CDIA will be reliant upon international development agency funding in order to fulfill its mandate. However, CDIA must evolve from being a donor-driven granting programme into a self-sustaining organization drawing financial and other support for its objectives from a wider range of international stakeholders.
In July 2009, CDIA took an important step towards ensuring its long-term sustainability by establishing a non-stock, non-profit corporation (known as CDIA Institute), distinct from the overall membership of the CDIA Programme and its donors that will eventually be capable of entering into operating contracts with suppliers of goods and services, leasing or purchasing agreements and otherwise operating and managing the overhead and liability.
The various activities that will be undertaken by CDIA as an organization in fulfillment of its mandate requires that it maintain a flexible business and legal structure enabling it to raise and channel funds from a variety of sources (multilateral and bilateral donors, the private sector, foundations, other institutional supporters and clients, etc.), as well as meet its broader objectives including the provision of technical assistance and knowledge management.
In the pages of this section, the structure and governance of both the CDIA Programme and CDIA Institute are presented so as to help our stakeholders/ shareholders better understand the current transition process which CDIA is undergoing.
CDIA Program Structure and Governance
The CDIA Programme structure features a two-tiered presence in the Asian region and a more limited, ad-hoc project presence in participating cities and countries. This is grounded in the establishment of a Program Steering Committee (PRC) to oversee strategic direction of the program which receive input from an Advisory Committee and Stakeholder Forum. The Core Management Team (CMT) operates as the Secretariat to the PRC and undertakes much of the day-to-day operations in the region and at the city/ country level. The CMT works with providers of technical assistance/ financing at the regional level as well as consulting teams at the city level.
CDIA Program Review Committee (PRC) Members
The PRC comprises representatives of the major contributors/shareholders to CDIA who are voting members of the PRC and other stakeholders’ representatives. A major contributor is defined as providing a minimum annual average contribution of US $ 1 million (equivalent) in cash or kind towards the CDIA program.
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – Current Chair of the CDIA
- The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
- The Government of Austria, Federal Ministry of Finance
- The Shanghai Municipal Government, People’s Republic of China
The CDIA PRC membership also comprises the following non-voting representatives:
- Stakeholder Forum Representatives (2)
- CDIA Programme Director – Ex-Officio
- CDIA Programme Coordinator – Ex-Officio
For information on the other components of CDIA’s structure and organization, you may download the Operational Guidelines, or refer to the Download Page under this section for a list of other relevant documents
CDIA Institute Structure and Governance
The CDIA Institute is legally incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit corporation in the Philippines (CDIA Inc.). Such incorporation serves as the starting point for the evolution of CDIA into a sustainable regional international institution with an international statute in the medium term.
In the short term, this arrangement provides for legal recognition of CDIA in the Philippines and facilitates ease of CMT day-to-day operations. The Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws reflect the subservience of CDIA Institute to the overall governance structure of CDIA, in particular to the policy guidance of the CDIA PRC. To further safeguard this, two members of the Board of Trustees of CDIA Institute (including the Chairman) serve with bilateral mandates of PRC members ADB and BMZ respectively. The ADB CDIA Program Manager and GIZ CDIA Program Coordinator serve as Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director respectively.
The Shareholders of CDIA Inc. can be comprised of Voting and Non-Voting membership. For further information on joining CDIA Inc. as either a voting or non-voting member, please contact email@example.com .
Board of Trustees
The CDIA Institute Board of Trustees is established pursuant to Article VI of the By-Laws, to exercise corporate powers, manage operations, control the property of CDIA Institute and to serve as its regular members. It is composed of six members – 5 elected from among the members of the CDIA Institute and the Executive Director.
The CDIA Board of Trustees is comprised of the following eminent persons:
Mr. TEODORO KATIGBAK
- Chairman, Collective Project Management, Inc.;
- President of various organizations involved in real estate developments;
- Chairman, Urban Poor Solutions;
- Chairman, Foundation for the Development of Urban Poor; and
- Former Chairman, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).
Mr. HANS-JÜRGEN SPRINGER
- From March 2008, elected as Executive Secretary of Association of Former Employees (AFE) of ADB FE-ADB (4 years term); and Coordinator for Health and Insurance matters;
- Former Head, Agriculture and Social Sectors Department (East) and retired in 2002 as Special Counselor to the President; and
- Joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1972 as a financial analyst in the Financial Analysis and Development Bank’s Division.
Mr. BUENAVENTURA GERONIMO P. TREÑAS
- Congressman, 2010 – present;
- Mayor, City of Iloilo 2001 – 2010;
- National Chairman & Former President, League Cities of the Philippines (LCP);
- Executive Committee Member, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives;
- Vice-President for Visayas, Union for Local Authorities of the Philippines;
- Former Co-Chairman, Infrastructure Committee Regional Development Council; and
- Former Chairman, Economic Development Committee, Regional Development Council.
Mrs. NIGHTINGALE KEYES
- President/Executive Director, Freedom to Build, Inc. and former Board Member; and
- Former Manager, Credit and Collections, Master Builders, Inc.
Mr. JOCHEM LANGE
- Country Director, Philippines & Pacific Region, German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ);
- Former Director, Economic Development and Employment, in the Planning and Development Dept. (P&D, GTZ’s sectoral structure dept.); and
- Former Agriculture Sector Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
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