United Cities and Local Governments

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve.

Women in the Informal Economy: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

WIEGO is a network of organizations of informal traders in countries throughout the Global South. As another network of informal dwellers, WIEGO and SDI work to build broader understandings of the contributions of informality to the development of cities, and create space for organizations of the poor to influence policies and practices in cities.

United Cities and Local Government — Africa (UCLGA)

UCLGA is the African chapter of United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), the global network of city governments. In 2011, SDI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UCLGA to pilot city-wide strategies for community-based informal settlement upgrading.

Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR)

ACHR is SDI’s sister network of organizations of the urban poor. ACHR was formed out of a People’s Dialogue in 1987 of activists and community organizations to address the challenge of forced evictions in informal areas in Asian cities.