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In 2009, the world’s urban population surpassed its rural population for the first time. But we still don't know much about the housing needs of this population.
As the world’s great athletes and brave tourists descend on Rio for the 2016 Olympics, Brazil’s political troubles and urban infrastructure are also in the spotlight.
Tanzania's lack of accountability in the public-health and education sectors has serious repercussions for local communities. What does it take to make accountability the norm rather than the exception?
Despite the well-documented economic potential of cities, most national public policy systems do not give local governments much scope to improve service delivery.
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.

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