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The event is an opportunity to demonstrate global leadership in an increasingly isolationist moment.
The full realization of women’s economic potential is essential for achieving the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which will drive the global development agenda until 2030.
When cities in developing countries lack authority to administer services or raise revenues, data analysis may help expose local problems, but it won’t solve them.
For too long, aid programs operated with the convenient fiction that assistance work was purely technical. But to succeed, aid programs need to pay attention to politics.
To take advantage of better education and employment opportunities, women in developing countries need access to safe public transportation first.
In Pakistan, women’s lack of access to public transport directly hinders their ability to access jobs and lowers their monthly incomes.
Clean drinking water can improve health, education, and economic growth, yet roughly 150 million urban dwellers don't have access to it.
Most of Africa's refugees end up in cities rather than camps, presenting a challenge for protecting them
Some African cities are growing by more than 50 people per hour. How will they accommodate that growth?

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