The mission of the Urban Institute Center on International Development and Governance (IDG) is to improve governance and opportunities for citizens in developing countries by providing research and technical assistance focused on local government, delivery and financing of public services, and the interactions of governments with firms and citizens.
The Urban Institute holds a variety of grant and contract mechanisms that make it simple to access the expertise of our team. For US Government entities (such as USAID and MCC), several indefinite quantity contract (IQC) mechanisms are available. Please contact Robert Malotte for additional information on any of IDG's IQC mechanisms.
UI is setting out build on LPSI’s initial findings by analyzing the role of the local public sector on global development outcomes in health and education from 2000 through 2010 for approximately 60 developing and transition countries, with support from the Development Partner Working Group on Decentralization and Local Governance (DELOG).
The Kids in Context initiative identifies and documents critical gaps in systems designed to support families and children, focusing on where reforms could make the biggest difference. We assess neighborhood, city, state, and national innovations and explore conditions that contribute to their success. We generate concrete lessons for policy and practice from emerging research.