Sustainable Development Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Click on the case studies below to find out what programs, projects and policies are being implemented in cities around the globe to accomplish Goal 1.

Learn more about the targets and indicators of SDG 1 at UN Sustainbale Development Knowledge Platform.

Case studies

28 case studies available.

City Development Strategy for Sustainable Development - Phase II
Alexandria, Egypt

City Development Strategy for Sustainable Devel...

Local economic development, participatory urban upgrading and environmental rehabilitation are the three pillars of the strategy

Participation for Neighborhood Improvement and Co-existence
Heredia, Costa Rica

Participation for Neighborhood Improvement and ...

This project aims towards neighborhood improvement by combining upgrading of public space with capacity building.

Preparing the Monrovia Slum Upgrading Initiative
Monrovia, Liberia

Preparing the Monrovia Slum Upgrading Initiative

Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy initiates upgrading of five slums in Monrovia among its strategic priorities for poverty reduction

Urban Poverty and City Consultation Process: Poverty Reduction Programme
Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria

Urban Poverty and City Consultation Process: Po...

The programme showed significant results in poverty reduction and creating employment.

Heartfelt Houses / Proyecto Juan Bobo
Award
Medellín, Colombia

Heartfelt Houses / Proyecto Juan Bobo

Inhabitants of a former informal settlement are supplied with clean water, sewage, and waste disposal.

Neighbourhood rehabilitation: community participation - pilot concept
Baghdad, Iraq

Neighbourhood rehabilitation: community partici...

The project is based on community participation as a way to improve municipal service delivery in four low-income neighbourhoods

Bogotá Sin Hambre: Bogota Without Hunger
Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá Sin Hambre: Bogota Without Hunger

Bogota, Colombia has used urban agriculture and farmers markets to help alleviate poverty and undernutrition while addressing ill health.

SOIL Haiti
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

SOIL Haiti

The mission of SOIL is to promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources.

Food Ladder Oasis for Afghan Women
Kabul, Afghanistan

Food Ladder Oasis for Afghan Women

Social enterprise project addressing food security of vulnerable women and their families in Afghanistan.