Perceptions Data Reveal Patterns of Tenure Insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa

By |2021-03-23T09:51:34+01:00March 23rd 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , |

Understanding what drives perceived security can help policymakers and urban planners make better choices. Shahd Mustafa shares new findings from Prindex’s report on land rights in the Arab region.

Integrated Approaches to Reconstruction: Safeguarding Heritage And Rebuilding Lives

By |2020-02-06T09:08:53+01:00February 6th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

Rebuilding cultural sites that were destroyed in armed conflict needs to be an essential part of urban reconstruction policies. However, as Shadia Touqan argues, rebuilding these sites cannot be addressed in isolation from what should be any policy's priority: protecting the lives of the people who live there.

New approaches for pressing challenges

By |2021-02-22T13:33:16+01:00August 8th 2017|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , , |

Most people who are fleeing the war in Syria find shelter in the neighbouring countries. Their host communities are facing the challenge of providing services to a growing population, especially concerning water and energy supply and waste management. A partnership programme makes it possible for municipalities to exchange knowledge and jointly work on solutions.

Improving municipal service delivery through Social Accountability – progress and challenges in the Palestinian territories

By |2021-02-23T15:51:16+01:00January 19th 2017|Categories: Governance & Finance, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Social Accountability interventions at the local government level can bring about actual, significant improvement of living conditions for citizens. The Palestinian territories are presently at the stage of transitioning from locally focused pilot interventions towards a national institutionalisation process that encompasses all municipalities.

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