Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Urban Environments in Low-Income and Lower Middle-Income Countries: Policy Performance Indicators at the Subnational Level

Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. aid agency, provides grants to low-income and lower middle-income countries. This report analyzes the importance of urban areas, subnational policies that promote economic growth and reduce poverty, and the merits of providing grants at the city level. This analysis highlights two databases and evaluates close to 200 city-level indicators. The authors recommend the provision of city-level grants upon further development of indicators at the subnational level.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in International Public Affairs, Public Affairs 860, taught by Melanie Manion in Spring 2012
  • Author(s): Colin Christopher, Rosina Estol-Peixoto, Elizabeth Hartjes, Angela DeMeester Rampton, Pamela Ritger, and Hilary Waukau
  • Client Name: Millennium Challenge Corporation