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Recent Publications

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.
In search of the game changers: rethinking social accountability

In search of the game changers: rethinking social accountability

Working and discussion papers, December 2014
Fletcher Tembo and Jenny Chapman
This paper speaks to a number of current debates regarding the effectiveness of accountability programmes. Based on the authors’ reflections on the design and implementation of the Mwananchi social accountability programme across six African countries, the paper explores the role of ‘interlocutors’ in facilitating change.
Institutionalising resilience in development programming

Institutionalising resilience in development programming

Briefing papers, December 2014
Elizabeth Carabine, Maggie Ibrahim, Richard Rumsey
It is widely recognised across the humanitarian and development community that we cannot allow people to suffer through repeated crises. World Vision has been embedding disaster risk reduction (DRR) and, more recently, resilience-building into its development and humanitarian practice to safeguard livelihoods as well as lives.

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