Inclusive Policies need Inclusive Policymaking – Participatory Budgeting in Cameroon

By |2020-08-11T11:22:59+02:00August 11th 2020|Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , |

Participatory Budgeting bridges the gap between governments and their people. Jules Dumas Nguebou and Achille Noupéou uncover what happens when disadvantaged Cameroonians suddenly have a say over city spending.

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Bangladesh: In Quest of a Decentralised Local Representative Bodies

By |2020-08-04T11:21:53+02:00August 4th 2020|Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , |

Are local government bodies in Bangladesh fully empowered? Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam investigates this question and makes a case for strengthening local leadership through ensuring funds and participation.

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COVID-19: How Prepared is Urban India?

By |2020-06-24T14:42:21+02:00June 24th 2020|Housing & Informality, Urban Health, , , , |

The current pandemic is a serious challenge for Indian cities. But Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Simi Mehta and Arjun Kumar argue the outbreak of contagious diseases is less of a natural disaster – and maybe more of a man-made one. Of inequalities, poor infrastructures and the way forward.

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An Opportunity to Reshape the World in the Aftermath of the Pandemic – The UCLG Dialogue for the Post-COVID Era

By |2020-07-02T14:33:32+02:00June 22nd 2020|Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health, , |

Acknowledging that the international system needs to change substantially, United Cities and Local Governments Secretary General presents the organisation's political charter for a world after the pandemic.

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Setting the Stage for the Next Frontier of the Municipal Movement

By |2020-06-22T12:23:43+02:00November 7th 2019|Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender, , , , |

In the spirit of equality, Durban will be the theatre of the largest gathering and most important triennial event for cities and local and regional governments across the world: the 2019 UCLG World Congress and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders. Responding to the current main challenges that are facing local or regional governments from around the world, the summit will put equality, and in particular, gender equality, at the heart of its ambitious programme.

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Islands of Integrity™: Replicating La Paz’s Successful Anti-corruption Experience

By |2019-08-26T12:43:00+02:00August 1st 2019|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , |

How can cities effectively tackle corruption? Through a transformative process that involves those who are part of the problem, argue Ronald MacLean Abaroa and Ana Vasilache, who have developed their own successful anti-corruption methodology.

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Transforming Cities for Inclusion

By |2019-07-16T11:39:36+02:00July 16th 2019|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

Inclusion of all citizens is a challenge to rapidly urbanising societies. Federico Batista Poitier outlines how the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities is an important tool in this regard, providing local governments with a framework that allows them to measure inclusion in their municipalities.

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Municipalities Are Learning Sustainability

By |2019-07-11T10:56:06+02:00July 11th 2019|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

Across Germany, municipal governments are increasingly engaged in sustainable development. Thus, they are playing a key role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, which will be assessed at the High-level Political Forum 2019. Robert Böhnke from the German Council for Sustainable Development outlines the learning processes that led and lead to municipalities' increased engagement.

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COP24: Outcomes Strengthen Multilevel Governance for Raising Ambition

By |2019-03-28T11:43:01+01:00March 28th 2019|Climate Change & Resilience, Governance & Finance, , , , |

Multilevel governance is essential to the implementation of resilient infrastructure in cities around the world. For our spotlight on urban infrastructure, Jisun Hwang, Senior Climate Advocacy and Policy Officer at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, sums up what COP24 holds for local governments' resilience strategies.

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Act Globally, Act Locally

By |2020-06-22T12:48:04+02:00February 14th 2019|Economic Development, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

An oft mentioned phrase in development parlance is “think globally, act locally”. Yet, when the change we seek is improved livelihoods globally, is local action enough? Doug Ragan, Rolf Wichmann, and Raphael Obonyo claim that local action is critical yet can’t be done in isolation of national and international realities. In their article, they explore different interventions that can be utilised to address the issue of improving youth livelihoods through interventions from the local to the global.

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COP24: What Does it Mean for Cities and Regions?

By |2018-12-17T15:14:22+01:00December 17th 2018|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance, , , , , , , |

COP24 in Katowice, Poland, has come to an end. Environmental journalist Lou del Bello sums up what its outcomes hold for cities and regions.

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From Ambition to Reality: Why COP24 Needs to Acknowledge the Crucial Role of Local Governments

By |2018-12-03T10:46:42+01:00December 3rd 2018|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, , , , , |

COP 24 is the place to further enhance the much-needed dialogue and collaboration between local and national governance with regards to their climate change policies, says Lou del Bello.

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Promoting Healthy Municipalities in Central America and the Caribbean

By |2020-06-22T12:32:42+02:00October 4th 2018|Health & Education, Urban Health, , , , , |

Municipal efforts to improve access to health care can reduce existing inequalities in Central America and the Caribbean, says Agustín Muñoz del Guayo.

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Policy Reform, not Evictions! The Case of Slum Urbanisation in Khartoum, Sudan

By |2020-04-08T15:36:04+02:00September 20th 2018|Housing & Informality, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , |

A radical reform of Khartoum’s housing policy is required to improve the living conditions of slum dwellers. For this, we need to examine the socio-economic situation of the urban poor and of those who live in the city’s informal settlements.

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San Francisco Climate Summit Not Global Enough for Developing World Leaders

By |2018-09-18T08:56:03+02:00September 17th 2018|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , |

For three days San Francisco became a climate change hub, filled with conferences and workshops. Still the Global Climate Action Summit turned out to be focused on the cities of the Global North.

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