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Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG)

Last updated: 27/11/2022
IATI Identifier: GB-1-205222


This UK Programme provided technical support on city and regional interventions mainly in 2 focus countries, Uganda and Zambia, resulting in increased inclusive economic growth and job creation. The interventions have helped city economies to become more productive, deliver access to reliable, affordable, renewable power for businesses and households, and strengthen investment into infrastructure services, including from the UK. CIG was intended to provide up to £165m to a range of LMICs over 5 years. Due to budget cuts over the life of the programme, CIG was substantially scaled back and at closure comprised technical assistance support to Uganda and Zambia only. CIG provided £52m of support in total (£22.6m of which was spent in Zambia and Uganda). In the final year, 2023, a Phase 2 was started, where management was transferred in July to a country office, covering only Zambia. Phase 2 will last until June 2025, with the possibility of a further year's extension.


The country, countries or regions that benefit from this Programme.
Developing countries, unspecified, Ghana, Mauritius, Myanmar (Burma), Uganda, Zambia
Disclaimer: Country borders do not necessarily reflect the UK Government's official position.

Status Completion

The current stage of the Programme, consistent with the International Aid Transparency Initiative's (IATI) classifications.

Programme Spend

Programme budget and spend to date, as per the amounts loaded in financial system(s), and for which procurement has been finalised.


Sector groups as a percentage of total Programme budget according to the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) classifications.


A comparison across financial years of forecast budget and spend to date on the Programme.

Policy Marker(s)

ODA measures in relation to their realisation of OECD development policy objectives

Gender Equality significant objective
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation significant objective

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Programme data last updated on 27/11/2022