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Enabling Factors for Financing and Implementing Post-Disaster Operations

Junko Mochizuki, Joshua Hallwright, and John Handmer : 2019

This paper highlights how governments and other actors can prepare for the governance challenges of disaster response, recovery, and reconstruction. The paper identifies two sets of enabling factors need to be in place before disaster events occur to help avoid operational pitfalls: 1) structures and plans, including financing mechanisms and clear roles and procedures; and 2) trust, knowledge,...

Source: Asian Development Bank

Link: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/533436/ewp-594-financing-implementing-postdisaster-operations.pdf

Tags: Disaster Management

Sustainable Development Goals Report

United Nations : 2019

Four years since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals — the world’s blueprint for a fairer and healthier planet — the report notes progress in some areas, such as on extreme poverty reduction, widespread immunization, decrease in child mortality rates and increase in people’s access to electricity, but warns that global response has not been ambitious enough, leaving the most...

Source: United Nations

Link: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2019/The-Sustainable-Development-Goals-Report-2019.pdf

Tags: Sustainable Development

Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives,

African Development Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Inter-American Development Bank : 2019

This publication takes stock of urbanization and urban development patterns in developing and emerging economies. Urbanization is creating new opportunities to stimulate innovation, boost economic development, and transform human well-being. However, in developing and emerging economies, cities are often constrained by underinvestment in infrastructure and services as well as inadequate urban...

Source: African Development Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Inter-American Development Bank

Link: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/531126/livable-cities-main-report.pdf

Tags: Urban Development

Diagonal Accountability and Development Outcomes

Valeriya Mechkova, Michael Bernhard and Anna Lührmann : 2019

This paper focuses on diagonal accountability, the ability of organized citizens to hold their rulers directly accountable. It argues that public engagement is key to a more open and responsive government. It also promotes a range of benefits for those human development outcomes which are dependent on government action. It also explore how other political environmental factors condition the...

Source: V-Dem Institute and Open Government Partnership

Link: https://www.opengovpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Diagonal-Accountability-Development-Outcomes20190909.pdf

Tags: Accountability

The Future of Asian and Pacific Cities 2019: Transformative Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development

UNESCAP, UN-HABITAT, ADB, Centre for Livable Cities Singapore, EU, The Rockefeller Foundation and UNDP : 2019

The Future of Asian and Pacific Cities report 2019 makes the case for four priorities and four approaches to realize a sustainable urban future in Asia and the Pacific. A sustainable future occurs when urban and territorial planning lays a foundation; resilience guards against future risk; smart cities deploy the best technology for the job; and financing tools help pay for it all. Getting...

Source: UNESCAP, UN-HABITAT, ADB, Centre for Livable Cities Singapore, EU, The Rockefeller Foundation and UNDP

Link: https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/publications/Future%20of%20AP%20Cities%20Report%202019_0.pdf

Tags: Urban Development

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