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Right to the City: Informal Workers and Public Space in Mexico City

By |2021-04-15T09:33:45+02:00April 15th 2021|Categories: Decent Work|Tags: , , , |

The informal economy contributes significantly to the wealth of many cities worldwide, but local legislators rarely recognise the rights of informal workers to use public space. Tania Espinosa Sánchez from WIEGO shares critical insights from Ciudad de México.

Local Value Addition in India’s and Indonesia’s Construction Raw Materials Sectors

By |2021-01-26T07:54:03+01:00January 26th 2021|Categories: Decent Work, Decentralisation, Economic Development|Tags: , , , |

Construction raw materials are a source for local value addition – if their potential is fully tapped. The sector project "Extractives and Development" of the “The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources" (BGR) presents its research results – and emphasises the need to pay special attention to labour rights and environmental protection.

Linking to Your Local Producer: Urban Innovation in Mexico

By |2020-12-03T09:13:27+01:00December 3rd 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work|Tags: , , , |

Mexican cities feature an array of innovative market formats, redefining producer-consumer relationships while creating interactive, public spaces at the same time. Jorge Javier and Dr Cecilia Tortajada on the reinvention of old institutions.

Gender, Precarity, and Inequality in Cairo’s Neighbourhoods

By |2020-06-22T12:23:09+02:00November 18th 2019|Categories: Decent Work, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Cities are experienced differently by their residents due to a multitude of factors. Analysing several neighbourhoods in Egypt's Greater Cairo Region, Professors Diane Singerman and Danielle Higgins call for an intersectional approach that considers gender, employment status, and geography when trying to understand causes of urban inequality.

Sustainable Cities for All – How Can SDGs Contribute?

By |2019-07-25T11:40:45+02:00July 25th 2019|Categories: Decent Work|Tags: , , , , |

Migrant workers in cities often experience exclusion and discrimination. Hoang Phuong Thao explains the particular situation of women migrant workers in Vietnam, and why SDG implementation is a great tool for integrating disadvantaged groups into the urban development process.

Don’t Build Spaces, Build Ecosystems

By |2021-02-22T15:24:55+01:00February 28th 2019|Categories: Decent Work, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

When opening creative spaces, it is not enough to simply designate a space and add tools and technology, says Roman Vydro, co-Founder of Garage Hub, a community workshop in Kharkiv, Ukraine. What is way more important, is to include a variety of people and let their input create an entire creative ecosystem.

An Untapped Pool of Talent: Young Women in Latin America

By |2020-06-22T12:26:06+02:00February 26th 2019|Categories: Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , |

Across Latin America, software developers are urgently needed. Laboratoria, an organisation launched in Lima, Peru, focusses on meeting this demand – and, at the same time, opens urban labour markets for women.

More Than Income: How Selling Household Items Can Transform Slum Communities

By |2020-06-22T12:48:14+02:00February 12th 2019|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , |

"LivelyHoods" forges economic opportunities for youth and women in Kenyan slums – while at the same time promoting clean energy. What are the project's success factors and what challenges does it face?

Youth Employment in Lagos, Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities

By |2020-06-22T12:43:43+02:00February 7th 2019|Categories: Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , |

In Lagos, youth are believed to constitute about 50 per cent of the population, equalling over 10 million people. Facing high rates unemployment and an ever-growing population, decision-makers need to understand both the challenges and the opportunities that characterise youth employment in Lagos, argues Oje Ivagba

Rural-Urban Migration and Youth Unemployment in Nigeria: Why Public Programmes Fail

By |2020-06-22T12:43:52+02:00February 6th 2019|Categories: Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , |

With many young Nigerians relocating from rural to urban areas, unemployment is on the rise. Charles Ogheneruonah Eghweree and Festus Imuetinyan sketch out possible policy responses.

Empowering Syrian Refugees Through Cash for Work Programmes

By |2020-06-22T12:26:26+02:00December 18th 2018|Categories: Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Living as a refugee is difficult, and often aggravated by not being able to work and earn money in your host country. In Southern Jordan, refugees and locals take part in urban regeneration efforts.

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