The Call for Interest (CfI): “Portfolios for municipal transformations” launch

08 September 2021 The European Union, together with the United Nations Development Programme has launched the new Call for Interest (CfI): “Portfolios for municipal transformations” under the Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) Facility.

Mayors for Economic Growth aims to develop and implement a “portfolio approach” for local authorities to unpack their needs and solve complex problems by collaborating with different stakeholders, and experimenting and testing different solutions.

Therefore, a small number of local authorities within the cohort of the network will, by building on their Local Economic Development Plans and by implementing the portfolio approach (listening, sense-making etc), develop +50 pilots to showcase concrete results in urban transformations.

This Call for interest is open for acting members of the M4EG Initiative in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Find more details on the selection process and eligibility in the Cfi GUIDANCE NOTE.

This Call for interest is run by the UNDP’s national secretariats in the EaP countries. The detailed information could be provided by the following UNDP focal points:


Zhirayr Edilyan


Javid Mammadov


Tinatin Tkeshelashvili


Valentin Croitoru


Mustafa Sait-ametov