Various stakeholders of the Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (RUSPS) programme completed a total of 39 questionnaires providing the RUSPS Team at headquarters access to solid data and insights. In general, the evaluation shows that RUSPS achieved very positive results in 16 different countries that completed RUSPS Phase 1, the Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability.
The evaluation reveals that the majority of stakeholders particularly appreciates the participatory methodology, which encourages a change in decision-making and planning processes and adjusts choices through complex needs assessments and situation analyses. Further, the approach motivates stakeholders to focus more on urban issues and development. Whereas before implementing RUSPS most of the countries reported not having adequate urban development policies or strategies, currently more than half of the countries have developed programmes and projects as follow-up activities of RUSPS.