Transforming Settlements of the Urban Poor in Uganda – A Secondary Cities Support Programme (TSUPU) presents an innovative approach to develop a locally-owned, coherent national programme to tackle the challenges of rapid urban growth, improve residents’ access to services, and formulate inclusive urban development policies that benefit the poor. TSUPU was initially developed by Cities Alliance. Cities Alliance (CA) was originally established by the World Bank and UN Habitat to increase international attention on growing urban poverty, and to improve the coherence of effort in urban development, and the initiative has now expanded into a global partnership.