Local governments of eligible cities will develop their own request for CDIA support (using the format in the Support Application Guide, and which the CDIA CMT may facilitate) and must be committed to cost-sharing principles. To qualify for CDIA support, cities will:
- have prepared and adopted an urban development strategyand/or integrated urban development plan;
- have a demonstrable intent to address social and environmental issues in infrastructure provision, e.g. through identified priority actions to reduce urban poverty and/ or improve the urban environment;
- have demonstrated commitment of local government throughpledging their own contributions to both preparatory studies (variable according to the circumstances, but generally at about 20 % of total costs) and financing infrastructure projects (in line with financing agencies requirements);
- have demonstrable in-principle central/ state level support for the development of an urban infrastructure projects portfolio and its financing, and for the assistance application to CDIA; and
- have endorsement for the request from one of the CDIA funding members.
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