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Local Governance in Nigeria: An Unsettling State of Affairs

By |September 1st 2020|Categories: Decentralisation, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , |

Local governments in Nigeria have financial autonomy – technically. Idayat Hassan, Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development in Abuja, reveals why they are still severely disempowered and what needs to be done to revive them.

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When Tax Hits Home: Institutional Barriers to Decentralisation in Freetown

By |August 25th 2020|Categories: Decentralisation, Governance & Finance, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , |

A newly proposed tax reform could quintuple Freetown’s budget for the delivery of much-needed urban services. Yet, a political stalemate may endanger the city’s push for more transparency and progress. Braima Koroma, Dr Joseph Macarthy and Yasmina Yusuf from the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre spotlight the country’s current state of decentralisation.

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Advancing LGBTI Equality: The Rainbow Cities Network

By |July 14th 2020|Categories: Governance & Finance, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Cities are crucial actors in fighting discrimination against LGBTI. The Rainbow Cities Network connects them and supports knowledge exchange among them to make this fight a successful one.

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In the Face of an Urban Climate Emergency, Collaborate!

By |March 31st 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Energy & Waste, Governance & Finance|Tags: , |

If urbanisation drives climate change, then mitigating the dangerous effects of global warming must address how we plan, build, and live in cities. Implementing bold national plans requires active cross-sector coordination and collaboration between the local, regional, and national governments.

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How Parking Meter Data Can Help Fight Corruption

By |August 28th 2019|Categories: Governance & Finance, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , , , |

How can cities fight corruption? In Mexico, various cities have successfully worked with open data as an accountability tool that also improves service delivery. Ania Calderón and Eduardo Bohorquéz explain.

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