Urban GLASS (Global-Local Accountability Support System) supports local government in preventing and fighting corruption in urban management by promoting transparent, accountable and participatory cities.
Urban GLASS addresses the following challenges:
- the need for increased transparency in city management
- the increased demand from citizens to participate in urban affairs
- the need for local governments to communicate better with their citizens
- the governance problems created by accelerated urbanization
- the need for local governments to fight corruption in urban development
Urban GLASS goal is to support transparent and accountable local governments for sustainable cities
- We identify factors of risk and success in the implementation of local policies on transparency, accountability and citizen participation in city management.
- We facilitate the exchange of experiences in the fight against corruption in urban development, globally.
- We generate data and knowledge about the state of transparency at local level.
- We hope to contribute to the strengthening of urban governance, local democracy and increased transparency and accountability in municipal management.
- We promote the creation of trust in the public sector capacity to deliver, fighting informality and unequal access to basic services.
- We develop pilot apps on the use of SMART technologies for transparent urban management.
- We look to involve all social, economic actors and citizens in the fight against corruption and the creation of more open and transparent cities.
Urban GLASS is a global network of transparent and accountable local governments
Urban GLASS is an initiative developed by UN-Habitat and FEMP, with the contribution of Transparency International
developed under Uraía, a project of UN-Habitat and FMDV