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SUED's Implementing Agencies

Managing Agent: At Tetra Tech International Development, we are helping FCDO to manage the programme by providing technical oversight and coordinating the activities led by the programme’s subcontractors who have specialised work aimed at helping SUED achieve its objectives.


Urban Economic Planning Firm:  WS Atkins International Limited is SUED’s partner working with key stakeholders and local authorities to develop well crafted urban economic plans that will turn each municipality into a future green growth hub. Atkins brings to SUED leading expertise in urban economic planning, management and infrastructure development. Atkins has so far completed the development of the Urban Economic Plans (UEPs) for Isiolo, Iten Malindi, Kathwana, Kisii and Kitui. Learn more about Atkins work here

Investment Attraction Firm: Open Capital Advisors (OCA) is SUED’s subcontractor leading its support towards investment attraction for the municipalities. The firm is working closely with Kitui, Isiolo and Malindi to help them develop and implement investment promotion strategies that will help them to draw in investments. These investments include bankable climate-resilient infrastructure and value chain projects that were identified in municipal urban economic plans. OCA has utilised its deep networks and knowledge of African markets to raise investments across 20 African countries.  Learn more about OCA here

Investment Climate Advisers: SUED entered into a framework agreement with six firms to help supported municipalities to remove policy and regulatory constraints to private sector led urban growth. 

Capacity building: SUED has on its roster more than 50 firms and close to 70 individuals who will support priorities identified in the UEPs to enable municipalities to enhance their capacity to better manage their climate resilient infrastructure and promote investment in the municipality helping them to deliver efficient and equitable development. 

Click here to see the programme organogram