The Urban Spring of May 1st

By | 2018-05-03T14:07:37+00:00 May 3rd 2018|Categories: DECENT WORK, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT|Tags: , , , , |

Cities throughout the world face the challenge of how to create more – and decent – jobs. On Labour Day, Edmundo Werna makes the case for an extensive urban dialogue as a necessary condition for a proactive employment policy.

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Why it is worth considering consumer trends among the new middle classes

By | 2017-12-07T13:32:08+00:00 December 7th 2017|Categories: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GREEN & SMART DEVELOPMENT|Tags: , , , , , |

With middle classes growing in middle-income countries, the challenge arises how to reconcile increasing consumption with finite resources. Can consumer behaviour be channelled in a way that makes it sustainable? Babette Never reports from a workshop that has explored this question.

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Making Africa’s green cities core of the low carbon and climate resilient future

By | 2017-11-27T09:51:47+00:00 November 22nd 2017|Categories: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GREEN & SMART DEVELOPMENT|Tags: , , , , , |

How Africa as a continent makes cities work for all while realising a low carbon and climate resilient economy, will determine the success of the Paris Agreement, says Sadiq Okoh. In his article, he outlines possible paths to green development.

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Municipalities in Eastern Serbia Champion Property Tax Collection

By | 2017-10-14T16:09:28+00:00 September 20th 2016|Categories: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNANCE & FINANCE, GREEN & SMART DEVELOPMENT, MUNICIPAL & CLIMATE FINANCE|Tags: , , , , , |

By doubling their revenues through property taxation, nine Eastern Serbian municipalities are now able to finance projects vital to their communities.

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