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New Knowledge Resources from India’s PEARL Network Make City-to-City Learning Easier

Cities seeking innovative approaches for improving governance, service delivery, and mobilising resources have an excellent new resource: a new Compendium of Global Good Practices, produced by India’s NIUA. They cover global and Indian case studies, and were designed with replication in mind.

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Tenkodogo Holds Burkina Faso’s First-Ever Municipal Forum

Organised as part of the Cities Alliance Burkina Faso Country Programme, the Tenkodogo Municipal Urban Forum was the first in the country and a major milestone for the city and for the national government’s efforts to create a more inclusive approach to urban development.

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Dakar Launches West Africa’s First Municipal Bond

On 15 January 2015 the city of Dakar issued its first municipal bond aimed at raising financing for initiatives to improve the quality of life for the city’s poor. It is the first-ever municipal bond in Senegal and West Africa, and a significant step for Dakar’s efforts to finance and provide essential infrastructure and services for all of its residents.

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New Governance Empowers Cities Alliance

At its Annual Meetings in Ethiopia in November, the Cities Alliance adopted a new governance structure, empowering the the partnership and setting it up for a strong future. The new structure also opens up the partnership to a range of new members in order to better represent the changing framework of international development aid.

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West Africa’s First Municipal Bond Enables Pro-Poor Investment in Dakar

It is the first-ever municipal bond in Senegal and West Africa, and a significant step for Dakar’s efforts to finance and provide essential infrastructure and services to benefit the poor. More »

Youth in Port Harcourt, Nigeria Find Their Voice

With its innovative advocacy and communication tools, the Urban Futures project mobilises youth in a very difficult social context and catalyses processes that transform the city. More »