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REVIEW & LESSONS: NATIONAL SPATIAL STRATEGY. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

REVIEW & LESSONS: NATIONAL SPATIAL STRATEGY. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The study seeks to provide evidence-based inputs for the review of the National Spatial Strategy (NSS) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The methodology is based on three criteria that assesses the content (relevance), process (integration) and results (effectiveness) of the NSS. The review is informed by lessons learnt from international experiences which are available in Annex. Five case studies on national spatial frameworks were analyzed, namely, Republic of Korea, Germany, Malaysia, Morocco and China. The key challenge identified is the insufficient uptake of the NSS due to lack of a coordinated approach as well as lack of awareness. To increase the uptake of NSS by relevant ministries, utilities and the regions, the study advocates for more dialogue and integration among urban stakeholders across sectors and spatial scales. The development of a fully-fledged National Urban Policy emerges as the way forward to address the root causes of integration challenges faced in NSS uptake and implementation. More info →
Mid-term Review of the Global Land Tool Network Phase 2 Programme, October 2016
Structural Transformation in Developing Countries: Cross Regional Analysis

Structural Transformation in Developing Countries: Cross Regional Analysis

Structural transformation is defined as the transition of an economy from low productivity and labour intensive economic activities to higher productivity and skill intensive activities. The driving force behind structural transformation is the change of productivity in the modern sector, which is dominated by manufacturing and services. More info →
Final Evaluation of the UN-Habitat Jordan Affordable Housing Programme, Phase 1, November 2016
Urbanization and Structural Transformation

Urbanization and Structural Transformation

The analysis of the linkages between degree of urbanization and economic development presented in this report suggests that there are huge and positive variations among continents with few exceptions. More info →
Evaluation of the Regional Office for Arab States (3/2016)
Международные рекомендации по городскому и территориальному планированию (IG -UTP)
MOPAN Institutional Assessment of UN-Habitat
城市与区域规划国际准则
Strengthening Policy for Young Women in the changing world of work
GIS Handbook for Municipalities

GIS Handbook for Municipalities

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This handbook serves as an introductory guide to geographic information system (GIS) technology for local government and other interested stakeholders. It suggests some common opportunities for GIS application, the benefits a GIS provides to users, and what is required to set up a GIS and sustain it. More info →
Evaluation of the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum 4/2016
UN-Habitat Country Programme Document 2016 – 2021 – Uganda
Evaluability Assessment of the UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2014-2019
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 →
World Cities Report 2016: Urbanization and Development – Emerging Futures

World Cities Report 2016: Urbanization and Development – Emerging Futures

The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The Report unequivocally demonstrates that the current urbanization model is unsustainable in many respects. It conveys a clear message that the pattern of urbanization needs to change in order to better respond to the challenges of our time, to address issues such as inequality, climate change, informality, insecurity, and the unsustainable forms of urban expansion. More info →
Evaluation of Participatory Review of Egyptian Planning and Related Urban Development Legislation to Support Sustainable Urban Development, April 2016
UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya – Volume 2
Evaluation of the Open UN-Habitat Transparency Initiative 1/2016
Evaluation of the Cooperation Agreement Between UN-Habitat and Sweden 2012-2015 (2/2016)
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