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  1. Library Resource
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    Implementing the Urban Community Resilience Assessment in Vulnerable Neighborhoods of Three Cities

    Reports & Research
    December, 2018
    Brazil, Indonesia, India

    Climate change affects poor and marginalized communities first and hardest. Particularly in cities, a lack of access to basic services, a long history of unsustainable urban development, and political exclusion render the urban poor one of the most vulnerable groups to climate induced natural hazards and disasters. Yet strategies focused on reducing these people’s vulnerability to climate change often overlook crucial differences in their needs and situations.

  2. Library Resource
    July, 2016

    The project took place in Katima Mulilo and Rundu during 2007-11. The project consisted of 66 township extensions, and resulted in 18,500 plots developed in a period of 5 years. The project was funded by LUX Development, the cooperation agency from Luxemburg, which poured significant funds to make the project possible. One of the innovation aspects was to do the topographic and cadastral mapping in parallel with the layout and design. This was done by teams consisting of a town planner, a surveyor , and community facilitators selected by the inhabitants of the settlement in question.

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Ethiopia

    A decade and a half of relative peace and political stability, broad economic reforms, and far-reaching political decentralization have brought Ethiopia back from one of its lowest levels of income per capita to one of its highest levels over the past forty years. At the same time, Gross Domestic Product per capita today is still only slightly above the levels reached in the early 1970 underscoring the deep-rooted and complex nature of poverty in Ethiopia.

  4. Library Resource
    December, 2015
    Bolivia

    This note is a summary of a report that
    considers urban areas as the complement to rural areas that
    will allow the Plurinational State of Bolivia to achieve the
    goals set forth in its Patriotic Agenda for the Bicentennial
    2025. The report uses data available at the national level
    from censuses and household surveys from the National
    Statistics Institute (INE) and the Social and Economic
    Policy Analysis Unit of the Ministry of Development Planning

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2016
    Nigeria

    Over the last 20 years, poor rural
    farmers in Nigeria have seen the benefits of community
    organization as a tool for local economic development under
    the National Fadama Development Project series. They have
    witnessed improvements in rural areas that have embraced a
    more inclusive and participatory model of local economic
    decision making. Many communities have come together under
    the umbrella of new institutional arrangements for

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