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Our Objectives

To engage in high quality policy research regarding priority urban development issues faced by municipalities and cities in the Arab region.

To diversify activities and programs, and align them with the needs and aspirations of stakeholders.

To contribute to capacity development of municipalities through quality training and leadership programs.

To build a strong network between Arab cities and municipalities, and international urban development organizations.

Our Values


AUDI aims to bring together reliable data and analysis that contributes to filling the information gap in a field and geographical area marked by scarcity.


AUDI’s work is guided by its commitment to help cities deal with real urban challenges. Impact is a compass through which the institute sets its priorities and evaluates its actions.


We bring together the energy, creativity, and expertise of a wide spectrum of institutions and individuals. This is reflected in our partnerships and our team’s diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences .


UDI builds on the intuitions and dynamism of its teams to develop meaningful collaborations and innovative approaches to address contemporary urban challenges.