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Resilience to extreme weather

Resilience to extreme weather

Research reports and studies, December 2014
How do we reduce the impact of extreme weather today while preparing ourselves for future changes? What can we do to build our resilience?
Development entrepreneurship: how donors and leaders can foster institutional change

Development entrepreneurship: how donors and leaders can foster institutional change

Research reports and studies, December 2014
Jaime Faustino and David Booth
Various communities of practice have been established recently to advance the general idea of thinking and working politically in development agencies. This paper makes a contribution by describing the practice of what has been called development entrepreneurship and explaining some of the ideas from outside the field of development that have inspired it.
Services in the city: governance and political economy in urban service delivery

Services in the city: governance and political economy in urban service delivery

Research reports and studies, December 2014
Improving service delivery for the urban poor is an urgent priority. By 2030, the worldwide urban population is expected to grow by 1.4 billion people, with city and town dwellers accounting for 60% of the total world population. This discussion paper reviews literature on the political economy of four key urban services: solid waste management, water supply, transport, and urban health services.

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