365 resource(s) found
April, 2018
Author: Arzu Culhaci
In April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 9,000 people, destroying or badly damaging more than 800,000 homes and displacing approximately 2.8 million people. Where shocks like earthquakes cannot easily be prevented, strengthening the ability to prepare, respond and...
April, 2018
Author: James J. Patterson
This report presents a summary of findings from a global survey of institutional innovation in 96 cities across the globe. It covers broad patterns in the types of institutional innovation occurring in cities, possible explanatory factors for these changes, and potential outcomes/effects. This is...
April, 2018
Author: Trang Hoang
It is undeniable shortage and evidently uneven distribution of knowledge and information, resources, support that will be necessary for various social groups to cope with shocks and stresses, maintain services and bounce back afterwards of which children and women are among the most...
April, 2018
Author: Julisa Tambunan
In Asia and the Pacific, there are 717 million young people aged 15 to 24, comprising 60% of the world’s youth. In Bangladesh, climate change has been linked to an increase in the number of girls forced into child marriage or prostitution in cities, often by desperate parents that have no...
April, 2018
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Cities in the developing world are rapidly expanding, boosting countries’ economies, reducing ...
April, 2018
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South Asia’s urban population grew by 130 million people between 2001 and 2011, and it is forecast to rise by almost 250 million more in the next 15 years. The region has already started to see the economic growth and poverty-reduction benefits associated with...
February, 2018
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Internal migration is a defining megatrend of our time: it brings with it the potential for vast economic growth and sustainable development, but until governments have the information they need to engage in evidence-based policymaking, the positive transformational potential of internal...
January, 2018
Author: Sarah Reed, Ana Carolina Ogando, Poonsap Suanmuang Tulaphan, Chidchanok Samantrakul, Pannee Towakulpanich
"Informal Workers in Bangkok: A Scan of Four Occupational Sectors" explores key issues facing street vendors, motorcycle taxi drivers, home-based workers (both sub-contracted and self-employed), and domestic workers in Thailand's capital city.  Findings are based on 11 focus...
January, 2018
Author: Diego Alejo Vázquez Pimentel, Iñigo Macías Aymar, Max Lawson
Last year saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history, with one more billionaire every two days. There are now 2,043 dollar billionaires worldwide. Nine out of 10 are men. Billionaires also saw a huge increase in their wealth. This increase was enough to end extreme poverty...
January, 2018
Author: Phong Tran, Stephen Tyler
In recent years, the water level of Hau (Bassac) River has changed and higher floods have been occurring. Many parts of Ninh Kieu district of Can Tho city are flooded annually. In 5 years from 2010-2015, flooding has occurred more frequently in many areas of the district. At the same time, there...