Resources/publications

Prepared by a consortium of three teams from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the 2016 African Economic Outlook report addresses the theme Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation.

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The journal Politique Africaine has called for submissions to a special issue on 'The old and new faces of planning in Africa'.

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UN-Habitat has released the first edition of the World Cities Report, entitled Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures.

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AAPS is pleased to announce the release of a new eBook detailing and reflecting on the history and work of the Association. 

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The first global State of the Land Debate report was launched on 11 May 2016 with the title: Strengthening Land Governance: Lessons from Implementing the Voluntary Guidelines.

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The zero draft of the outcome document to be adopted at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016 is now available for download.

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Open streets, pedestrian plazas, parklets, public art. Streets aren't just for cars anymore. A new ebook from Next City compiles seven stories on the art and science of why and how great streets are designed for everyone.

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The international advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has released From Theory to Action: Gender and Waste Recycling: A Toolkit for Teachers, Researchers and Practitioners.

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SWOT analysis is a methodological tool designed to help workers and organizations optimize performance, maximize potential, manage competition, and minimize risk. It is used extensively as an aid for analysis and decision-making in strategic planning processes.

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The Abuja Declaration, entitled 'Africa's Priorities for the New Urban Agenda', was adopted by the representatives of national government, local and regional authorities, intergovernmental organizations, United Nations agencies, professionals and academia, private sector, civil society organizations, women, children and youth, participating in the Habitat III Africa Regional Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, from 24 to 26 February 2016.

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The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) has released a brief on 'fit-for-purpose' (FFP) land administration practice, available for download free of charge.

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The report of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators is now available for download.

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung, in partnership with Fabulous Urban and colleagues from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos, has published a report on urban planning processes in the city of Lagos.

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The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has published a handbook entitled Foreign investment, law and sustainable development: A handbook on agriculture and extractive industries.

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The global advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has released the Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Waste Pickers, written by Sonia Maria Dias and Melanie Samson.

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The Indonesian organization Kota Kita, one of the partners of the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C), has released the 3rd Urban Social Forum report. The event occurred on 19 December 2015 in Surubaya, Indonesia.

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The Feminist Map of Projects (FemMap) is using technology to document initiatives around the globe that focus on achieving gender equality. The idea behind it is to create a worldwide database of feminist activities, including various categories from politics to local community actions, giving us an idea of how feminism is acting in different parts of the world.

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Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October, 2016. The UN's Second Committee recently released its draft resolution on the procedures and rules to be followed in Habitat III.

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The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. Their 2014 Annual Report provides a broad and comprehensive summary of their activities and operating information.

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The South African Cities Network (SACN) has published a report on the current and future state of urban food security in South Africa. The report is available for download here.

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