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Constructed Wetlands Manual

Constructed Wetlands Manual

A general guide to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of constructed wetlands for the treatment of domestic wastewater as well as introduction to the design of constructed wetland for sludge drying. More info →
Quick Guides for Policy Makers 3; LAND: A crucial element in housing the urban poor

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 3; LAND: A crucial element in housing the urban poor

This Quick Guide examines how formal and informal land markets in Asian cities work, how they have succeeded or failed to make decent, secure, affordable land accessible to the urban poor and how community organizations, support institutions and government agencies are finding innovative ways to improve the poor's access to land for their housing. More info →
Annual report 2007

Annual report 2007

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The landmark decisions taken at the biennial gathering of governments in the UN-HABITAT Governing Council which oversees our work and budget were of great significance because 2007 marked a key turning point in human history. More info →
Manual on the right to water and sanitation

Manual on the right to water and sanitation

The Manual on the Right to Water and Sanitation is designed to assist policy makers and practitioners in implementing the right to water and sanitation. More info →
Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 3

Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 3

Sans des institutions locales fortes et un personnel motivé, la réforme de la décentralisation et des établissements humains ne donnera pas les résultats escomptés en matière de développement. More info →
State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009 – Harmonious Cities

State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009 – Harmonious Cities

Half of humanity now lives in cities, and within two decades, nearly 60 per cent of the world’s people will be urban dwellers. More info →
Mozambique: National Urban Profile

Mozambique: National Urban Profile

Mozambique, which is located on the south eastern coast of Africa, has a population of 20 million. More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Thailand

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Thailand

The report sets the Thai economy as a background for examining the housing finance system. More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Bolivia

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Bolivia

This report reviews the housing finance mechanisms and instruments in Bolivia. More info →
Municipal Finance and Urban Development

Municipal Finance and Urban Development

Municipal Finance of Urban Development was prepared as a background paper for the UN-Habitat Global Report 2005. Financing Urban Shelter and a summary was included as Chapter 3 of the Global Report under the title, Municipal Finance: Conditions and Trends. More info →
Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 2

Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 2

Sans des institutions locales fortes et un personnel motivé, la réforme de la décentralisation et des établissements humains ne donnera pas les résultats escomptés en matière de développement. More info →
Eritrea: National and Cities Urban Profile

Eritrea: National and Cities Urban Profile

Urban Profiling is an assessment of needs and capacity building gaps at the city level. More info →
Financing Affordable Housing in Europe

Financing Affordable Housing in Europe

This evaluation of social housing finance in Europe is placed in the context of the purpose of social housing, the sources of funds and the institutions that are used for provision. More info →
Asset-Based Approach to Community Development and Capacity Building

Asset-Based Approach to Community Development and Capacity Building

This report consists of five parts. Part one traces the origins of the debates surrounding conventional and alternative approaches to community development, against the broader backdrops of ‘need vs. asset’ and ‘people vs. place’ distinctions. More info →
Comment faire face à une crise mondiale : l’Année internationale de l’assainissement 2008 (French Language Version)

Comment faire face à une crise mondiale : l’Année internationale de l’assainissement 2008 (French Language Version)

Le 20 décembre 2006, l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies a proclamé l’année 2008 Année internationale de l’assainissement (AIA). More info →
Broad-Based Partnerships as a Strategy for Urban Livability: An Evaluation of Best Practices

Broad-Based Partnerships as a Strategy for Urban Livability: An Evaluation of Best Practices

After brief discussion of governance as a context for approaches to combating poverty, this paper presents tri-sector partnerships as an emerging strategy with the potential of being more effective than more narrowly conceived public-private partnerships. More info →
Institutional Harmonisation Processes in the Kenyan Land Sector:A Case Study of the Time Period 2003–2007

Institutional Harmonisation Processes in the Kenyan Land Sector:A Case Study of the Time Period 2003–2007

Since the early 1990’s aid modalities and their effectiveness have been repeatedly scrutinised with the aim to promote aid and thus development effectiveness through institutional harmonisation, often referred to as Harmonisation, Alignment and Coordination (HAC). More info →
Senegal: Profil Urbain National

Senegal: Profil Urbain National

Le Sénégal est situé entre 12° et 16 °30 de latitude nord et 11°30 et 17°30 de longitude ouest, sur une superficie de 196 712 km², à l’avancée la plus occidentale du continent africain dans l’océan Atlantique, au confluent de l’Europe, de l’Afrique et des Amériques, et à un carrefour de grandes routes maritimes et aériennes. More info →
Mozambique: National Urban Profile – Portuguese

Mozambique: National Urban Profile – Portuguese

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Series: Urban Profiles
Moçambique situa-se na costa oriental de África, é um país com uma população aproximada de 20 milhões de habitantes. Saído de uma Guerra civil devastadora em 1992, o país tem crescido a uma taxa anual de quase10%. More info →
National Strategy on Urban Crime Prevention in Tanzania

National Strategy on Urban Crime Prevention in Tanzania

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In 2007 Tanzania committed to the development of a national strategy on urban crime prevention. The National Strategy on Urban Crime Prevention in Tanzania is the culmination of 10 years of work on safety in Tanzania. More info →
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