La Paz
Improving mobility to cope with rapid urbanisation

In 2018, 70 per cent of Bolivians lived in urban areas, with projections showing a growth to 75 per cent by 2025 and 80 per cent by 2050. The rapid urbanization is straining mobility systems and worsening air pollution, quality of life and access to public services - affecting vulnerable populations the most. To build a resilient, inclusive and sustainable city, UNDP is supporting Bolivia to redesign urban life in its capital La Paz. 

UNDP'S Response 

UNDP is working to deliver an innovative mobility strategy that rethinks the way public space is shared between pedestrians, motorised and non-motorised vehicles. The expected impact is to bring structural change in the mentality and behaviour around mobility – and make the city greener, more inclusive and sustainable. The work will include a multi-stakeholder platform to co-create solutions, strengthen capacities for sustainable urban mobility planning, boost digitalisation of public services and facilitate green entrepreneurship around these solutions. This comprehensive package builds on previous integrated support from UN agencies through which sustainable urbanisation was identified as an SDG accelerator.

Focal Points

  • Luciana Mermet
    Resident Representative
    UNDP Bolivia
  • Dennis Funes
    Deputy Resident Representative
    UNDP Bolivia
  • Fernando Aramayo
    Programme Analyst
    UNDP Bolivia