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Information Work and Youth, Getting started guidelines Volume 2

Information Work and Youth, Getting started guidelines Volume 2

This manual is about the core principles and procedures for the starting up of, delivery of, and monitoring of One Stop Youth Information Resource Services. More info →
Evaluation of the UN-HABITAT Youth Programme & Urban Youth Fund

Evaluation of the UN-HABITAT Youth Programme & Urban Youth Fund

The evaluation of the UN-Habitat Youth Programme was mandated by UN-Habitat Governing Council resolution 21/6, which, among other things, requested the Executive Director to establish the Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-led Development, and undertake an evaluation of the operation of the special fund and to submit a report thereon to the Governing Council at its twenty-third session in April 2011. More info →
Gender and Economic Development

Gender and Economic Development

This report surveys research and policy in the field of gender and economic development, with particular emphasis on economic literature and practice. More info →
The Sub Prime Crisis: The Crisis of Over-Spending

The Sub Prime Crisis: The Crisis of Over-Spending

The subprime crisis refers to the collapse of subprime mortgage markets in the United States due to the sharp rise in foreclosures beginning in 2006, which led to the failure, merger, and government bailout of leading American financial institutions and enterprises. More info →
Quick Guide 4: Eviction , Alternatives to the destruction of urban poor communities

Quick Guide 4: Eviction , Alternatives to the destruction of urban poor communities

This Quick Guide 4 explores how communities facing eviction have organized themselves, and drawn on the support of community-based networks and institutions in Africa and globally to find alternatives to the destruction of their settlements. More info →
Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 – Policy Directions – ABRIDGED
Peer Review of the Implementation of UN-Habitat’s Medium-term Strategic and Institutional Plan (2008-2013)

Peer Review of the Implementation of UN-Habitat’s Medium-term Strategic and Institutional Plan (2008-2013)

By its decision 21/2 of 20 April 2007, the Governing Council (GC) of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) adopted the Medium-term Strategic and Institutional Plan (MTSIP) for 2008/2013. In the same decision the GC requested Executive Director of UN-Habitat to establish a peer-review process for the Plan. The present report is the final report on the results of the peer review. It reviews progress made in improving UN-Habitat strategies, programmes, organizational structures and procedures and gives recommendations for improving the implementation of MTSIP. More info →
Urban Youth Centre Setup Guide , Volume 1

Urban Youth Centre Setup Guide , Volume 1

This manual exists as one of a growing library of materials produced by UN-HABITAT for use by and in Urban Youth Centres, both One Stop and We Are the Future models. More info →
TOWARDS IMPROVED LAND GOVERNANCE , Land and Tenure Working

TOWARDS IMPROVED LAND GOVERNANCE , Land and Tenure Working

Land is increasingly recognised as an important governance issue. More info →
Local Leadership for Climate Change Action
Islamic Principles and Land , Opportunities for Engagement

Islamic Principles and Land , Opportunities for Engagement

This booklet arises from GLTN's work on Islamic dimensions of land which began in 2004 with the commissioning of research leading to Sait and Lim's "Land, Law and Islam: Property and Human Rights in the Muslim World" (London: Zed Press/UN-HABITAT, 2006). More info →
Quick Guide 3: Land , A crucial element in housing the urban poor

Quick Guide 3: Land , A crucial element in housing the urban poor

This Quick Guide 3 looks at the different forms of land tenure which operate in African cities and examines some of the problems and benefits of these different land tenure systems. More info →
Country Activities Report 2011

Country Activities Report 2011

UN-HABITAT’s country activities are focused on supporting governments in the formulation of policies and strategies to create and strengthen a self-reliant management capacity at both national and local levels. More info →
Kenya Country Impact Study – Volume 2
Tunisia Urban Housing Sector Profile

Tunisia Urban Housing Sector Profile

The Tunisia Urban Housing Sector Profile is a comprehensive in-depth analysis of the urban housing sector, focussing on its strengths and weaknesses. More info →
Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in UN-HABITAT

Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in UN-HABITAT

The objectives of the evaluation are to assess UN-HABITAT's efforts in mainstreaming gender across its programmes and policies, and the appropriateness of its institutional arrangements and strategic partnerships for the promotion of gender equality in human settlements. More info →
Recuperando la primera centralidad de la ciudad – Spanish Language Version

Recuperando la primera centralidad de la ciudad – Spanish Language Version

El segundo Encuentro Iberoamericano de Mejores Practicas Urbanas se centro en el analisis y en la discusion de la relacion entre la ciudad en expanison y la ciudad construida. More info →
Designing and Evaluating Land Tools with a Gender Perspective

Designing and Evaluating Land Tools with a Gender Perspective

It cannot be assumed that women and men benefit in the same way from initiatives in the land sector. More info →
Quick Guide 2: Low-income Housing

Quick Guide 2: Low-income Housing

This Quick Guide 2 describes several ways of addressing low-income housing in African cities at the programme and project level. More info →
Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

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Hong Kong and Singapore have achieved a great deal in solving the housing problems for their people at all levels. More info →
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