Our Implementing Partners, particularly the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), are working with 43 local governments and 12 national governments in 39 countries around the world to prepare implementation-ready mobility plans and finance-ready projects. In addition to supporting planning and project preparation, the Partnership is also supporting 10 cities with designing and implementing a diverse set of pilot projects, from introducing low speed zones around schools to setting up shared e-bicycles schemes. Using established yet adaptable tools and methodologies, such as Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programmes (NUMPs), enables practitioners to work effectively in complex and quickly changing environments.
However, adapting and applying the SUMP and NUMP preparation process is time-consuming and requires financial and technical resources that may not be available to local or national authorities. Therefore, supporting the preparation of projects and policies through technical assistance is a necessary intervention to enable further implementation of adequate measures to tackle local challenges in cities and to contribute to global sustainability agendas.