Research for Ningbo and Tianjin, China, to inform an index for the World Bank's Global Platform for Sustainable Cities

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Service line: Sustainable Cities

Project: Research in Ningbo and Tianjin, China, to inform an index for the World Bank's Global Platform for Sustainable Cities

Client: World Bank

Partner organisation: Economist Intelligence Unit

Dates: 09/2019 - 01/2020

The World Bank’s Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) is a knowledge-sharing platform that aims to help cities translate the international sustainability policy agenda into city-level actions with a focus on integrated planning and fiscal responsibility. One of the key outcomes is to build a benchmarking tool that allows city governments around the world to learn about the policy actions their peer cities are undertaking to promote sustainable development. The initial phase comprises 25 cities in low-, middle- and high-income countries around the world. The benchmarking index tool will also help cities track their own progress in achieving sustainability objectives. Working with the Economist Intelligence Unit, who are delivering the global research for the World Bank, UrbanEmerge undertook research and interviews to complete the index for the cites of Ningbo and Tianjin on China’s east coast.