Localization—the growing economic and political power of cities, provinces, and other sub-national entities—will be one of the most important new trends in the 21st century. Together with accelerating globalization of the world economy, localization could revolutionize prospects for human development or it could lead to chaos and increased human suffering.Improved communications, transportation and falling trade barriers are not only making the world smaller they are also fueling the desire and providing the means for local communities to shape their own future.
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Library ResourceJanuary, 1999Europe, Western Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsJune, 2009Palestine, Western Asia, Northern Africa
In its report to the September 22, 2008 meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), the World Bank noted that the Palestinian Authority (PA), Israel, and the international donor community made some progress on the three parallel conditions for Palestinian economic revival, albeit to different degrees. The report notes the dramatic impact of Israel s recent three-week offensive in Gaza and analyzes the variety of recovery and reconstruction schemes being explored by the donor community.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsSeptember, 2009Palestine, Western Asia, Northern Africa
On August 25, 2009, the 13th Government of the Palestinian Authority (PA) presented a program entitled "Palestine: ending the occupation, establishing the state" (hereafter referred to as the program) outlining several national goals, including the achievement of 'economic independence and national prosperity'. The program accords high priority to the development of the public institutions of the PA in order to achieve the stated national goals.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsMarch, 2012Palestine, Western Asia, Northern Africa
This report begins by documenting the Palestinian Authority's (PA's) ongoing fiscal crisis that threatens its ability to provide basic services to the population. In 2011, the PA required about US$1.5 billion dollars in budget support, of which US$200 million to cover development expenses not funded directly by donors. However, it only received about US$814 million in budget support and US$169 million in development financing, for a total of US$983 million.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Mauritania, Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Global
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and several development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, academic and research institutions, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Angola, Honduras, Zambia, Gambia, Mali, Peru, Namibia, Indonesia, Bolivia, China, Venezuela, Italy, Niger, Central African Republic, Thailand, Liberia, Cameroon, Tanzania, Argentina, India, Sudan, Romania, Brazil
This thematic issue of the Land Tenure Journal brings together theories and practices related to land tenure and climate change both from the mitigation and adaptation perspectives. Articles look at the implications that REDD+ and Payments for Environmental Services pose to land tenure and administration, propose approaches to deal with the new challenges and analyse the adaptation of local tenure systems and livelihoods to climate change.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Algeria, Qatar, Egypt, Mauritania, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Jordan, Yemen, Libya, Oman, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Lebanon, Sudan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Asia, Africa, Global
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Africa, Libya, Sudan, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Panama, Brazil, Jordan, Romania, United Kingdom, Germany, Samoa
The Eastern and Anglophone Western Africa Regional Assessment meeting was organized by a task force consisting of FAO, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Land Policy Initiative, the United Nations World Food Programme, United Nations Development Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme officials in Ethiopia.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Mozambique, Egypt, Vietnam, Asia, Africa
Library ResourceLegislationEgypt, Africa, Western Asia, Northern Africa
This Law consisting of 65 articles divided in IV Parts and 10 Annexes aims at protecting the environment (land, air and water) from pollution. To achieve the objective the Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) is established for the protection and promotion of the environment.
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