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.: The World Bank
The World Bank provides support for cities seeking to make progress in areas such as municipal finance, local economic development, the environment and urban poverty.
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.: The French development Agency (AFD)

The AFD subsidises public and private development projects. It focuses on economic development and governance through its strategic orientation project.
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.: Fédération nationale des agences d’urbanismes (FNAU)

The FNAU’s members include 45 public bodies responsible for analysis and reflection in respect of infrastructure and development in major urban areas.
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.: Association des Ingénieurs Territoriaux de France (AITF)
The AITF is, first and foremost, a technical network enabling territorial engineers to locate colleagues with an understanding of the problems that they may encounter in their working lives. It also constitutes a powerful tool for interaction and transmission of information concerning technical work conducted in the various French territories.
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.: Centre de documentation de l’urbanism (CDU)

The CDU is responsible for collecting, processing, transmitting and storing documentation – and notably unpublished reports – relating to urban planning, infrastructure and housing. Its aim is to serve as a systematic depository for studies and other research.
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.: Centre for the study of the built environmen (CSEB)
The CSEB is a cross-disciplinary centre that conducts environmental studies, as well as urban design and urban planning work, through projects and activities designed to enhance the quality of life in urban environments.
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.: European Institute for comparative urban research (EURICUR)
EURICUR’s aim is to stimulate fundamental international comparative research into matters of interest to cities. The Institute coordinates, initiates and conducts studies of urban strategies.
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.: Fondation Seydoux
The foundation’s aim is to develop and strengthen solidarity between countries in the Mediterranean region. It provides support through participation for initiatives designed and proposed by other entities. The foundation also serves as a centre for information on the Mediterranean.
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.: Development Gateway Foundation
The Development Gateway foundation provides assistance for people in developing countries through associations and through information and knowledge-sharing systems designed to foster development. The foundation has a portal for online information provision and exchange.
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.: Global City
Global City is a forum dedicated to the exchange of best practice and experience in the area of integrated urban management. Active parties include local-authority representatives and their partners from the public and private sectors.
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.: Institut de la Méditerranée
Institut de la Méditerranée is a non-profit non-governmental institution the aim of which is to monitor the economic situation in the Mediterranean region and propose consolidation strategies. In collaboration with its partners, the institute identifies appropriate cooperation projects.
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.: Fondation Méditerranéenne d'Etudes Stratégique (FMES)
This entity was created to contribute to the security, stability and development of the Mediterranean area. It fosters exchanges and partnership between countries north and south of the Mediterranean Basin.
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.: Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME)
IME is an institutional, professional NGO operating within the framework of a network for reflection, study and interaction on fundamental questions relating to water and sanitation. It is also a network of experts from Mediterranean countries dedicated to building multilateral cooperation in the area of water.
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.: Institut des Sciences et des Techniques de l’Equipement et de l’Environnement pour le Developpement (ISTED)
ISTED, a non-profit organization is a platform for study and debate, information and action, at the service of its public and private members in the public works, transport, planning, cities and environment sectors. It facilitates their international activities, primarily in non-OECD countries, optimizes the use of French knowhow throughout the world, and helps to implement international programmes with third country leaders.
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.: The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) was founded in 1985 to promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation worldwide. We work with city governments and local advocacy groups to implement projects that reduce poverty, pollution, and oil dependence.
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