There are growing opportunities to utilise digital solutions to solve urban service delivery challenges. Opportunities  include the potential to better plan services for citizens, improving the value for money of LGAs investments an leveraging private sector support. In 2017 the ICED programme developed a positioning paper ‘Urbanisation in a Digital World’, reviewed the potential for a trailblazing east African country to adopt digital solutions to improve service delivery, and assessed the potential for a central Asian capital to become a Smart City. This research highlighted key opportunities for donor programming, where digital solutions could unlock inclusive pro-poor growth.