Governance & Finance
Slippery Fish. Unpacking “Good Urban Governance” to Mobilise Investment for the NDCs
Good governance is key for achieving the national CO2 emission reductions, known as Nationally Determined Contributions. But the “how-to” remains undescribed. Scott A. Muller presents us with local experiences to close this gap.
Urban Migration: To Meet the Needs of Migrants and Displaced People, Trust Cities
The international community should direct their support towards city governments to advance good urban governance that responds to the realities of urban migration, argues Samer Saliba from the Mayors Migration Council.
Can Access to Budget Information Empower Citizens and Enhance Urban Governance? A Perspective from South Africa
Fiscal transparency and public participation play a vital role in building more democratic spaces and fostering trust between people and their government. However, this requires the fostering of genuine multi-stakeholder collaboration, argues Zukiswa Kota.
Integrating Water and Sanitation with Wider Slum Upgrading
Sam Drabble, Sara Márquez Martín, and Jane Weru explore how water and sanitation can and should be better integrated with wider slum upgrading initiatives.
Which Governance Factors Drive Urban Zero-Carbon Transformation?
Urban climate action is essential for global carbon neutrality. A study by the German Development Institute has assessed the importance of stakeholder involvement, financing, and impact assessment for urban zero-carbon transformation.
Urban Resilience in Jordan: Shocks, Stressors and Pointers for Moving Forward
Climate change and urban growth, political tensions and a global pandemic on top – how can cities respond and take action towards a more sustainable future? Dr Deyala Tarawneh offers insights from Amman.