The countries progress will have to happen from down to top and not otherwise. To pretend that an under developed country reaches the advancement levels of the developed countries is a requirement as optimistic as far. Given that in national levels the differences are very deep and that its need to think in very long terms to achieve the elimination of this distance.
That is to say, creating sub national organizations which entail districts with common objectives: instead cities acting independently, each city starts working in cooperation with other cities. As well as nations join to reach objectives that otherwise they could not reach alone, districts should do the same.