UPFI, supporting sustainable urban project initiatives in the Mediterranean

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“Imagine the southern Mediterranean tomorrow… 245 million people living in urban areas. A huge challenge for this region of the world.”

The Union for the Mediterranean, the European Union, the French Development Agency and the European Investment Bank have joined forces to achieve a successful transition towards sustainable Mediterranean cities.

The Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI) supports project promoters in the southern and eastern Mediterranean, helping them to prepare and to finance ambitious urban development projects, which aim to create jobs, to reduce poverty and to upgrade the urban fabric.”

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Launch of the second Programme for the Rehabilitation and Integration of Residential Areas (PRIQH 2)

On 4 July 2019, Tunisian Head of Government Youssef Chahed, together with the Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Regional Development, and the Minister of Local Affairs, officially launched the second Programme for the Rehabilitation and Integration of Residential Areas (PRIQH 2) at an event attended by around 100 mayors from across the country. Succeeding PRIQH 1 (in place since 2012), PRIQH 2 will help improve living conditions for 800 000 Tunisians in 146 residential areas.

Latest resources

AFD EIB

Communiqué de presse: Soutien européen renforcé pour le lancement du second programme de réhabilitation et d’intégration des quartiers populaires (PRIQH 2) Communiqué de presse: PRIQH 2

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AFD

AFD smart city guide. Smart city and local authorities: Leading the digital transformation

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