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Slum Dwellers International and AcTogether facilitate gender-specific focus group discussions in Kampala
Issues related to gender do not often get enough recognition within the field of urban development. However, in practice it becomes clear that gender has a very important role to play in this area.
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slums
A highly successful distance learning course on slum upgrading actions in Brazil is being scaled up and offered by the Brazilian Ministry of Cites with support from the Cities Alliance.
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climate
At the Fifth Urban Research Symposium held from June 28-30 in Marseilles, France, experts gathered to advance the research agenda on climate change from a city’s perspective.
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The Cities Alliance will partner with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank to host a unique multimedia exhibition in Washington, DC featuring life in the slums.
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As it embarked on an ambitious stimulus spending, Thailand turned to the World Bank for advice on how to fast track the spending coupled with proper management controls to keep programs on the rails. The government also sought counsel on which World Bank financial products might complement its efforts to curb the crisis.
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