Economic Development

Promoting Sustainable Urban Development Through Impact Innovation

By |2019-01-24T13:54:57+01:00January 10th 2019|Economic Development, Smart & Digital Development, , , , , |

Human-centred impact innovation can be an extraordinary source of social and economic growth for cities and metropolitan areas in developing regions that drives growth of urban communities, supporting equitable and sustainable development and inclusive prosperity.

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Empowering Syrian Refugees Through Cash for Work Programmes

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

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

By |2017-12-07T13:32:08+01:00December 7th 2017|Economic Development, Green & Smart Development, , , |

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 |2018-08-02T11:58:48+02:00November 22nd 2017|Economic Development, Green & Smart Development, , , , |

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+02:00September 20th 2016|Economic Development, Governance & Finance, Green & Smart Development, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , , , |

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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