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Assessing the Institutional Environment of Local Governments in Africa

Guidance and systemization of experiences , Available in Français

The “city enabling environment rating” assesses the city enabling environment in 50 African countries according to 10 criteria across five areas: local governance, local capacity, financial autonomy, local efficiency, and the national institutional framework. The first study came out in 2012 and the second edition was released during Africities 2015.

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Recommendations to integrate the SDGs into local party manifestos

Available in English Français

In order to develop a coherent and structural policy for sustainable development, elected officials have to know the SDGs and use them when developing policy goals and actions. Therefore, VVSG has dev...

Developed by VVSG

Posted by Hanne Albers

Tools : Raising Awareness

International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

Available in English Français

The document serves both as a compass for decision makers and urban professionals when reviewing urban and territorial planning systems. The Guidelines provide national governments, local authorities,...

Developed by United Nations Human Settlements Program...

Posted by UNDP

Guidance and systemization of experiences

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