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Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:06
This paper is published under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the OECD. The opinions expressed and the arguments employed herein do not necessarily reflect the official views of OECD member countries. This document, as well as any statistical data and map included herein, are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international... Read more
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:04
In the coming decades, climate change will force cities to grapple with new operating conditions to construct and maintain key urban infrastructure. Strategies for covering the costs of climate-resilient upgrades will vary by locale, reflecting differing market, regulatory, and policy circumstances. This policy brief draws on World Bank experience and datasets and a review of academic and grey... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:06
Watershed: A New Era of Water Governance in China represents a turning point, providing a practical set of recommendations to inform Government’s ongoing institutional reforms related to water management in the era of an ecological civilization. By providing a comprehensive overview of the key challenges and a systematic evaluation of the current context of water management, it provides a... Read more
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:00
IMF staff regularly produces papers proposing new IMF policies, exploring options for reform, or reviewing existing IMF policies and operations. The following documents have been released and are included in this package: • A Press Release summarizing the views of the Executive Board as expressed during its September 7, 2018 consideration of the policy report. • The Policy Report, prepared... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 20:41
The Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAP) seeks to be the regional expression of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It promotes evidence-based policy making, setting out potential actions and interventions as well as relevant and priority policy guidance for all Latin American and Caribbean countries towards the achievement of... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:04
OVERVIEW National Urban Policy is a tool for government and other stakeholders that can assist with achieving more sustainable urban development. It also facilitates an enabling environment that allows stakeholders to take advantage of urban opportunity. How to address climate change in cities and human settlements represents one of the most pressing challenges facing urban policy-makers today.... Read more
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 - 15:19
Despite numerous studies on townships, research into township economies and related commercial real estate markets is limited. The majority of studies refer to the economy only as part of a broader discussion about other themes such as housing. And, while the information in these studies is useful, it is not captured and discussed within an overarching conceptual framework, which would allow the... Read more
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 16:14
The document offers detailed guidelines on how to enhance gender equality in public life under the following areas: It recommends adherents to:   Mainstream gender equality in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of relevant public policies and budgets.   Strengthen accountability and oversight mechanisms for gender equality and mainstreaming initiatives across and within... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 12:34
Sandy Ikeda and I have published a new Mercatus paper on the regressive effects of land use regulation. We review the empirical literature on how the effects of rules such as maximum density, parking requirements, urban growth boundaries, and historic preservation affect housing prices. Nearly all of the studies on the price effects of land use regulations find that — as supply and demand... Read more
Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:09
El Niño episodes have been occurring every 2 to 7 years, with attendant impacts being experienced across many parts of Kenya. These impacts mainly result from heavy rainfall and the resulting flooding that hits most of the country. One of the most intense El Niños (The El Niño of the century) was experienced in 1997/1998 and caused widespread devastation across the country, causing death,... Read more

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