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WIEGO to Explore the Role of Public Space for Informal Livelihoods and Equitable Growth in Cities

The grant to Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is part of the Cities Alliance Joint Work Programme (JWP) for Equitable Economic Growth.

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New Guide Helps African Countries Tackle the Urgent Task of Urban Legal Reform

Cities Alliance is pleased to announce the release of Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide, which proposes an approach to urban law-making based on an understanding of local context.

Gulu, Uganda. By Erinamukuta - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia

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UNCDF to Facilitate Cities Alliance Campaign for Economic Development in Ugandan Cities

Part of the Cities Alliance Joint Work Programme for Equitable Economic Growth, the initiative looks at how cities can improve access to public goods and services as a pathway towards economic transformation.

Tokyo. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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United Nations at a Crossroads: What If Cities Ruled the World?

We live in a global situation where power is moving away from states and down towards local governments, political groups, networks and social movements. The question evolving is: How to govern when the state is not the sovereign political player it used to be? Who is filling the vacuum? What will implications be for intergovernmental systems such as the UN? By Erik Berg