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The Challenge of Local Government Financing in Developing Countries

The Challenge of Local Government Financing in Developing Countries

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The report identifies successful governance mechanisms for efficient and equitable provision of public services in metropolitan areas of developing countries, and shares experiences and methods to making public service provision more viable in peri-urban areas of large cities and in smaller urban centres of these countries. More info →
The State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015. Urban transformations: Shifting from quantity to quality

The State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015. Urban transformations: Shifting from quantity to quality

This report on the state of Asian and Pacific cities is the second in the series first published by UN-Habitat (the United Nations Human Settlements Programme) and ESCAP (the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) in 2010 then 2011. More info →
Harmonization of the Legal Systems Resolving Land Disputes in Somaliland and Puntland
Designing and Implementing Street-Led Citywide Slum Upgrading Programmes: A training module companion

Designing and Implementing Street-Led Citywide Slum Upgrading Programmes: A training module companion

With the number of slum dwellers expected to reach 889 million by 2020 it has been recognized that there is a need to move away from piecemeal project-based slum upgrading interventions. Instead, it is necessary to bring slum upgrading to a citywide scale and implement a twin-track approach that promotes both the upgrading of existing slums and simultaneously uses policy to prevent the multiplication of slums and urban informality. More info →
State of China Cities 2014/2015

State of China Cities 2014/2015

This report integrates both the guidelines of the Third Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee and the Central Urbanization Work Conference. More info →
Evaluation of the Implementation of UN-Habitat’s Medium-Term Strategic and Institutional Plan 2008-2013

Evaluation of the Implementation of UN-Habitat’s Medium-Term Strategic and Institutional Plan 2008-2013

UN-Habitat's Medium-Term Strategic and Institutional Plan (MTSIP) 2008-2013 was adopted by resolution 21/2 of April 2007 of the Governing Council. The overarching goal of the plan is "to ensure an effective contribution to sustainable urbanization". More info →
Zambia Urban Housing Sector Profile

Zambia Urban Housing Sector Profile

A national Housing Profile can be the first step to inform and engage policy and decision-makers, and provide them with the evidence needed to design their choices and support critical decisions. More info →
UN-Habitat’s Human Library Conference Report

UN-Habitat’s Human Library Conference Report

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The main objective of the Human Library Conference was to provide an opportunity to draw lessons from 25 years of UN-HABITAT's technical and regional cooperation, as well as to explore new perspectives to guide the future worrk of the Agency particularly in developing countries. More info →
Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 – Policy Directions – ABRIDGED
Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Casimiro de Abreu ano de 2007 (Portuguese Language Version)

Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Casimiro de Abreu ano de 2007 (Portuguese Language Version)

This publication presents the situation of Casimiro de Abreu in relation with the Millenium Development Goals within the work of monitoring city indicators related to the Millenium Development Goals in 2007. More info →
Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Municipio de Magé ano de 2007

Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Municipio de Magé ano de 2007

This publication presents the situation of the municipality of Magé in relation with the Millenium Development Goals within the work of monitoring the city indicators related to the Millenium Development Goals in 2007 More info →
World Urban Forum 4 Report , The World’s Premier Conference on Cities Nanjing, China 3-6 November 2008

World Urban Forum 4 Report , The World’s Premier Conference on Cities Nanjing, China 3-6 November 2008

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The Fourth Session of the World Urban Forum held in Nanjing, China from 3-6 November 2008 drew nearly 8,000 participants from 146 countries. More info →
UN-Habitat Country Programme Document 2008-2009 – Liberia , HCPD

UN-Habitat Country Programme Document 2008-2009 – Liberia , HCPD

The Habitat Country Programme Document for Liberia outlines the main objectives and priorities for UN-HABITAT. More info →
Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF): Land and Slum Upgrading

Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF): Land and Slum Upgrading

The multi-stakeholder and multi-sector approach of the Slum Upgrading Facility provides a forum for the voices of poor communities and slum dwellers to be heard. More info →
Gender Mainstreaming in Local Authorities – Best Practices

Gender Mainstreaming in Local Authorities – Best Practices

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Since the 1980s, there has been growing recognition of the need to ensure women's equal access to urban public spaces. More info →
Enhancing Security of Tenure; Global Report on Human Settlements 2007 (Volume 2)

Enhancing Security of Tenure; Global Report on Human Settlements 2007 (Volume 2)

This publication, which focuses on security of tenure and forced evictions, is the second of three volumes of the Abridged Edition of the Global Report 2007. More info →
Environment and Urbanization , Developing citizenship among urban youth in conflict with the law

Environment and Urbanization , Developing citizenship among urban youth in conflict with the law

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This paper summarizes the outcome of an international conference on addressing the issue of urban youth in conflict with the law in Africa. More info →
Construcción de Ciudades más Equitativas , Políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina

Construcción de Ciudades más Equitativas , Políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina

Los países y las ciudades de Latinoamérica han entrado en una senda de reducción de desigualdades. Sin embargo, las brechas que separan pobres de ricos siguen siendo las más elevadas del mundo. More info →
State of the Urban Youth 2010/2011: Leveling the Playing Field

State of the Urban Youth 2010/2011: Leveling the Playing Field

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This report is based on data from UN-HABITAT’s Global Urban Indicator Database, as well as surveys of, and focus group discussions with, selected representative groups of young people in five major cities located in four developing regions: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Mumbai (India), Kingston (Jamaica), Nairobi (Kenya) and Lagos (Nigeria). More info →
Burundi : Profil Urbain De Rutana (French)

Burundi : Profil Urbain De Rutana (French)

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Series: Urban Profiles
La commune de Rutana s’étend sur une superficie de 255,31 km2, soit 13 % de la superficie de la province et 0,91 % de celle du pays. Son chef-lieu est la ville de Rutana, également chef-lieu de la province. More info →
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