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From 16-18 May 2017, the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) and the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted DeLoG's 12th Annual Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, which gathered around 40 representatives from over 20 member and partner organisations of…

Amita Gill is local governance specialist at the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme).

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Cambodia’s Property Tax Reform: Policy Considerations Toward Sustained Revenue Mobilization

Asian Development Bank (2020) Over the last twenty years Cambodia has undergone remarkable development concerning its income status. Previously classified as a low-income country, the country attained middle-income status in 2016. The Revenue Mobilization Strategy for 2019 - 2023 aims to further consolidate this process by contributing to transparent taxation of property and land use regulations. This brief by the Asian Development Bank provides an overview of implemented measures and highlights the effects these have on the quality of urban governance in Cambodia.

Africa's Cities: Opening Doors to the World

The World Bank and UKAID (2017) According to the authors of this report prosperity in Africa’s cities is prevented by a lack of adequate regulations and policies as well as missing infrastructure. As a result, land and labour are misallocated, productivity is hampered, and skills are not developed any further. In response the authors recommend that cities specialise in manufacturing, trading with goods and services on a regional and global scale, attracting investments and developing scale economies.

Rethinking the Ecosystem International City Networks

CIDOB (2019) Beyond the growing influence of cities in shaping global agendas, the ecosystem of city networks has experienced a reconfiguration. This report analyses how the cities’ platform functions, to what extent their impact on global agendas is visible, which services they offer and how cities can coordinate their agendas. By understanding the mechanisms of such networks, their capacities can be extended and their influence for international cooperation increased.

A World Without Refugee Camps? IIED Launches Research on Urban Refugees

In this article by Lucy Earle, the potential of municipalities to resolve forced displacement within the urban context is explored. Several possibilities are described such as hosting people in urban areas instead of camps. In addition, she describes what awareness raising campaigns can look like and which immediate responses to protracted displacement can be implemented by cities. Earle carves out the potential of municipal authorities to partner with migrants, organisations for marginalised groups or local stakeholders to address forced displacement together.

The Transition to a Predominantly Urban World

This blogs and interview series by David Satterthwaite, Senior Fellow at IIED, explores aspects of urban change across the globe. In this context questions such as how cities can develop sustainable growth patterns or how they can contribute to inequality are discussed. Every two weeks, Satterthwaite publishes a new blog entry placing a different focus on the large spectrum of issues around urban development each and every time.

Donor Support to Peace Processes: A Lesson for Peace Literature Review

ODI (2020) The frequency of global crises and thus the demand for clear strategies and approaches from donor countries to address these conflicts is on the rise. Hence, a profound revision of peace-keeping activities is crucial to improve disaster response in future. Based on the existing literature on peace processes, ODI has extracted three key lessons for the provisions of donor support to peace processes, namely (1) the need to pay close attention to the multipolarity of interests among local actors, (2) the necessity to involve all involved stakeholders to ensure the development of inclusive, flexible and feasible solutions and (3) the relevance of providing financial and personal assistance to guarantee the implementation of agreements from peace accords.

Politically Informed Approaches to Gender in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings: Insights from an Expert Meeting

ODI (2020) In September 2019, ODI and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy organized a meeting with global development research and policy experts and practitioners to explore the topic of working on gender in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS). By formulating four key messages, this report clearly captures suggestions for improvement. These recommendations range from making programming more politically informed and adaptive, including qualitative and quantitative data in the analysis, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and developing platforms to foster the exchange between practitioners.

Local Finance Intiative: Global Report

UNCDF – SIDA (2016) Set up in 2012, the Local Finance Initiative Programme aims to close investment gaps for local economic development in countries like Benin, Uganda and Bangladesh. By primarily mobilising capital for financial markets in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the programme seeks to help small-to-medium size investment projects thrive in order to support sustainable local development. In addition, the programme wants to incentivize local financial institutions and investors to provide funding for such projects. The programme’s framework may serve as a blueprint for other countries. Cover fotos by Sam Eaton, Jacqueline Namfua and Jjumba Martin.

Blog Series: The Coronavirus Outbreak

ODI (2020) ODI's new blog series on the coronavirus outbreak examines the pandemics' impact on sectors relevant to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda such as the economy as well as those living in poverty and how governments are attempting to tackle these issues. The series draws on the expertise of a range of experts and reflects on what valuable lessons we can take from the global responses so far to improve governance, digital transformation or climate action, among others, in future.

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

United Nations ESCAP (2020) What are the obstacles that inhibit SDG attainment? What are appropriate strategies to overcome these obstacles? What type of data is suited to monitoring progress and who are the stakeholders that need to be involved? UN ESCAP’s new report provides answers to these and many other relevant questions in this context. It takes stock of the actions undertaken in the Asia-Pacific region toward SDG implementation and to stimulate further engagement geared toward progressing the 17 SDG goals. The objective of the report is to provide stakeholders who are active in the field of sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda with a guiding framework for their actions.