The City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) is the United Nations’ global monitoring framework, developed to formulate evidence-based decisions, policy recommendations and urban data for cities. This Initiative was developed by UN-Habitat in 2012 as a mean to assist in the design of effective policy interventions. Additionally, the tool allows for cities to identify, evaluate, monitor and report on their progress towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and the New Urban Agenda. Up to date, the CPI has been implemented in over 530 cities worldwide.
“This city prosperity index (CPI) stands out as an interesting and unique system for three reasons: Firstly, very few metric systems focus solely on cities, most are national statistics. The index also attempts to look at a set of interconnected systems that are intrinsic components of human rights, rather than focus purely on economic factors to measure development.”