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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:06
Watershed: A New Era of Water Governance in China represents a turning point, providing a practical set of recommendations to inform Government’s ongoing institutional reforms related to water management in the era of an ecological civilization. By providing a comprehensive overview of the key challenges and a systematic evaluation of the current context of water management, it provides a... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 15:20
The Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook is an annual publication by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF). The 9th edition of the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook covers 54 African countries and five regions, and is produced in both English and French versions. Targeted at housing finance practitioners, investors, developers, researchers and government officials, the 2018... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 15:06
Today’s world is undergoing fundamental changes. On one hand, globalization is reaching a new level despite some ups and downs, emerging economies represented by China are growing rapidly and the global landscape has experienced and will continue to see more changes to come. On the other, technology innovation is striving to come up with breakthroughs; it has changed and will continue to reshape... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 14:53
CITIES AND REGIONS are ideally positioned to make catalytic changes and to transform the global agendas into concrete actions: they are places where people live, where poverty is tackled, where prosperity is generated and where women and youth are empowered. Being closest to the people, local governments are key policy-makers, ensuring among others, that affordable housing, public spaces, access... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 15:45
The World Cities Day celebration was proposed in the Shanghai Declaration by the organising committee of the World Expo, the United Nations and the International Exhibition Bureau at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The United Nations General Assembly designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day, in resolution 68/239 on 27 December 2013. The 2014 World Cities Day Global Observation was... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 13:35
As Urban October comes to an end, a month dedicated to raising awareness on urban challenges, successes and sustainability, faced by cities and human settlements around the world, I am delighted to learn that an unprecedented number of global celebrations marking this month have taken place around the world. This month, over 100 events have taken place across almost 50 cities and nearly 30... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:12
  Environmental reviews, often in the form of environmental impact or strategic environmental assessments, play a fundamental role in the process of urban development. They are institutionalized decision-making arrangements in domestic legislation to address the environmental impacts and risks associated with a project. Strengthened environmental and social reviews in urban development processes... Read more
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:00
IMF staff regularly produces papers proposing new IMF policies, exploring options for reform, or reviewing existing IMF policies and operations. The following documents have been released and are included in this package: • A Press Release summarizing the views of the Executive Board as expressed during its September 7, 2018 consideration of the policy report. • The Policy Report, prepared... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 18:05
In the midst of rapid technological change, political polarization and a fragile economic recovery, it is critical that we define, assess and implement new pathways to growth and prosperity. The 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report represents a milestone in the four-decade history of the series, with the introduction of the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0. The new index sheds... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 15:34
ABOUT Cities matter to the Manhattan Institute. Since 2014, the Manhattan Institute has brought together public, private, and nonprofit leaders from around the country to shape the future of urban America. From housing to transportation and regulation to urban planning, we have developed nationally-relevant policy solutions grounded in unique local experiences. Learn more about MI's work in U.S... Read more

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