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AMICAALL (The Alliance of Mayors' Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level) (2001) - Presentation - UN-AMICAALL / UNAIDS [pdf]

Assani, Aliou (2001) - Equity and Access to Quality Care in Urban Areas: Urban Health Project Abidjan, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar and Niamey - Synthesis- UNICEF / French Ministry of Cooperation [pdf]

Bah, Mahmoud et al. (2003) - "Changing rural – urban linkages in Mali, Nigeria and Tanzania"- Environment & Urbanization - Vol 15 No 1, April 2003 - IIED [pdf] Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania

Beall, Jo (2002) - "Globalization and social exclusion in cities: framing the debate with lessons from Africa and Asia" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 1 April 2002 - IIED [pdf]

Coupe, Stuart (2001) - Technology and Poverty - ITDG [pdf]

Eaton, Derek & Thea Hilhors (2003) - "Opportunities for managing solid waste flows in the peri-urban interface of Bamako and Ouagadougou" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 15 No 1 April 2003 - IIED [pdf]

Kanji Nazneen; Carla Braga & Winnie Mitullah (2002) - Promoting Land Rights in Africa: How do NGOs make a difference? - IIED / DFID [pdf]

Ochola, Lynette & Andre Dzikus (2000) - Street Children and Gangs in African Cities: Guidelines for Local Authorities - UN-HABITAT / UMP [pdf]

Olowu ,Dele (2001) - Decentralization Policies and Practices under Structural Adjustment and Democratization in Africa - UNRISD [pdf]

Ramsey, Fiona (2002) - HIV / AIDS and Local Governance in Sub Saharan Africa - Occasional Paper No.1 - Urban Management Programme Regional Office for Africa, UNDP / UN-Habitat [pdf]

Razafindrakoto, Mireille & François Roubaud (2001) - Pauvreté et récession dans les métropoles africaines et malgaches : Eléments de diagnostic - DIAL [pdf]

Shaw, Margaret & Lullu Tschiwula for UN-Habitat (2002) - "Developing citizenship among urban youth in conflict with the law" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 2 October 2002 - IIED [pdf]

UN Habitat - Local Democracy and Decentralisation in East and Southern Africa: Experiences from Uganda, Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania and Ethiopia Global Campaign on Urban Governance, UN-Habitat [pdf]


Djillali, Benouar (2002) - The Need for an Integrated Disaster Management Strategy in North Africa Towards Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Algiers - USTHB [pdf]


Jenkins, Paul; Paul Robson and Allan Cain (2002)-"Local responses to globalization and peripheralization in Luanda, Angola"- Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 1, April 2002, IIED [pdf]

, Mozambique Jenkins, Paul (2003) -"In search of the urban–rural frontline in postwar Mozambique and Angola"- Environment & Urbanization, Vol 15 No 1, April 2003 - IIED [pdf]


Arrossi Silvina (1996) - "Inequality and health in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 8 No. 2, October 1996 - IIED [pdf]

Florencia Almansi et al. (n.d) - Everyday Water Struggles in Buenos Aires: The Problem of Land Tenure in the Expansion of Potable Water and Sanitation Service to Informal Settlements - WaterAid / IIED [pdf]

Lia, Navarro (2001) - "Exploring the environmental and political dimensions of poverty: the cases of the cities of Mar del Plata and Necochea-Quequén" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol.13 No.1 - IIED [pdf]

Nickson, Andrew (2001) - The Córdoba Water Concession in Argentina - DFID / GHK / University of Birmingham / UNDP [pdf]

Pírez, Pedro (2002) - "Buenos Aires: fragmentation and privatization of the metropolitan city" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 1, April 2002 - IIED [pdf]

Schusterman, R. et. al. (2002) - Public Private Partnerships and the Poor: Experiences with water provision in four low-income barrios in Buenos Aires - WEDC / DFID - Series Editor: M. Sohail [pdf]

Schusterman, Ricardo; Florencia Almansi, Ana Hardoy, Cecilia Monti & Gastón Urquiza (2001) - Poverty reduction in action: Participatory Planning in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina - IIED Working Paper 6 on Poverty Reduction in Urban Areas [pdf]

Steets, Julia (2001) - Argentina: Transparent Contracting - Transparency International [pdf]

UN-Habitat (1998) - Biotechnical use of the fraction organic of urban residuals, San Luis - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Indigenous Local Development Program, Abra Pampa - [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Instrumental Group and Chorus Andes Music Embassy, Tilcara [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Public Participation in free physical fitness program in Cordoba - [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Urban Agriculture for Agroecological Development, Camilo Aldao [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Community Hours Bank, Capilla del Monte - Best Practice / UN- Habitat [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Rosario: The New Citizenship Landscape [pdf]

Wellenstein, Anna (1999) - Spatial Analyasis of public investement flows in urban Argentina: an approach to evaluating urban poverty and inequality - World Bank [pdf]

Schusterman, Ricardo & Ana Hardoy (1997) - "Reconstructing social capital in a poor urban settlement: the Integral Improvement Programme in Barrio San Jorge" - Environment and Urbanization, Vol. 9, No. 1, April 1997 - IIED [pdf]


Drage, Jean (2001) - Women in Local Government in Asia and the Pacific: A comparative analysis of thirteen countries - UN-ESCAP [pdf]

ACHR (2002) - Housing by People in Asia - Newsletter of the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights - Special Issue Community Funds - No 14, February 2002 [pdf]

Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR - 1998) - About ACHR [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - People Friendly city, Baku [pdf]


Cameron, Sara (2001) - Bangladesh: Basic Education for Hard to Reach Urban Children - DFID / UNICEF [pdf]

Rahman, Sanzidur (2001) - SHAHAR Project History: Learning from experience in urban programming - CARE Bangladesh in collaboration with IFPRI [pdf]

Rouse, Jonathan & Mansoor Ali (2001) - Waste Pickers in Dhaka, Using the sustainable livelihoods approach - WEDC / DFID [Intro] [Text1] [Text2]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - BRAC, Dhaka - [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Quamrul Islam Siddique-Case Study on a Slum Improvement Project in Dhaka Metropolitan City [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Program for the Protection of the Environment, Cotonou [pdf]


Merkle, Caspar (2003) - "Youth participation in El Alto, Bolivia" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 15 No 1 April 2003 - IIED [pdf]

Rojas, Rafael E. (2000) - Bridging the Finance Gap in Housing and Infrastructure - Bolivia: Fundacion Pro Habitat - Homeless International [pdf]


Cabannes, Yves (1997) - "From community development to housing finance: from Mutiroes to Casa Melhor in Fortaleza, Brazil" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 9 No. 1, April 1997 - IIED [pdf]

Cordiviola, Alberto & Carla Zollinger (1999) - Politics, Space And Transportation: History of Space Structure Logic in a Dependent City - Interurban and Intraurban Nets in Salvador - March 1999 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

Fernandes, Edesio (2001) - Regularising informal settlements in Brazil: legalisation, security of tenure and city management - May 2001 ESF / N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]

Fuentes, Patricio & Reiko Niimi (2002) -" Motivating municipal action for children: the Municipal Seal of Approval in Ceará, Brazil" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 2 October 2002 - IIED [pdf]

Guerra, Eliana (2002) - "Citizenship knows no age: children’s participation in the governance and municipal budget of Barra Mansa, Brazil" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 2 October 2002 - IIED [pdf]

Menegat, Rualdo (2002) - "Participatory democracy and sustainable development: integrated urban environmental management in Porto Alegre, Brazil" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 2, October 2002 - IIED [pdf]

Perlman, Janice E. (2002) - The Metamorphosis of Marginality: The Favelas of Rio de Janeiro: 1969-2002 - The Mega-Cities Project [pdf]

Riley, Elizabeth (2001) - A Portrait of 'Illegality and Informality': the favela of Pavão-Pavãozinho and the perceptions of its residents - May 2001 ESF / N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]

Schneider, Aaron & Ben Goldfrank (2002) - Budgets and Ballots in Brazil: Participatory Budgeting from the City to the State - IDS Working Papers [pdf]

Soares, Paulo Roberto Rodrigues - Understanding the map of irregular and informal settlements in the south of Brazil - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

Souza, Celina (2001) - "Participatory budgeting in Brazilian cities: limits and possibilities in building democratic institutions" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 13 No 1, April 2001 - IIED [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Ecocitizen program, Rio de Janeiro [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Environmental Law: A Tool to Foster Improved Quality of Life, Belo Horizonte [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Experiment for sorting out garbage and recycling in Amman [pdf] Jordan

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Affirmative Action for Women's Economic Independence, Para [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Doctors of Happiness, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - UN-Habitat [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Solidarity in Literacy Programme, Brasilia [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Projeto Terra (the land project), Espirito Santo [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Reintegration program for the Homeless to farming environment, Antananarivo [pdf] Madagascar

UN-Habitat (2002) - Men Recycling Papers and their Social Roles, Florianopolis -UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]

Viero, Odete Maria & Andre Passos Cordeiro (n.d) - Public Interest vs. Profits: The Case of Water Supply and Sewage in Porto Alegre, Brazil - WaterAid [pdf]


Galabov, Antony (2000) - Curbing Corruption and Improving Transparency in municipal Council Work in Bulgaria - Transparency International [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Community Participation in Local Sustainable Development [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Local Government Policy for Sustainable Urban Development, Sofia [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Makati Health Program (Yellow Card) [pdf] Philippines


Mali Eaton, Derek & Thea Hilhors (2003) - "Opportunities for managing solid waste flows in the peri-urban interface of Bamako and Ouagadougou" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 15 No 1 April 2003 - IIED [pdf]


ACHR (2001) - "Building an urban poor people’s movement in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Asian Coalition for Housing Rights" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 13 No 2, October 2001 - IIED [pdf]

Boonyabancha, Somsook (2000) - Bridging the Finance Gap in Housing and infrastructure - Cambodia: The Urban Poor Development Fund (UPDF) A Case Study - Homeless International [pdf]

D'Cruz, Celine (1999) - Basic Strategies that work for Urban Poor Communities - A reflection on Saving and Credit in Phnom Penh - ACHR [pdf]

Payne, Geoffrey (2002) - Land management in urban and peri-urban areas, Asian land Policy Workshop, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia [pdf]


Antoine, Philippe; Mireille Razafindrakoto & François Roubaud (2001) - Contraints de rester jeune ? Evolution de l’insertion dans trois capitales africaines : Dakar, Yaoundé, Antananarivo - DIAL [pdf]

M’packo, Michèle (2000) - Violence, Déliquance et insécurité à Douala - UN-Habitat [pdf]

Nga Ndongo, Valentin (2000) - Violence, Déliquance et insécurité à Yaoundé - UN-Habitat [pdf]


Wyss, K. and L. Nodjadjim (2000) - Access to Health Care by Street Children in the Urban Context of N'Djamena, Chad - May 2000 ESF/Naerus Workshop [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - The Protection and Upgrading of the Ancient City of Suzhou [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Poverty Eradication and Living Environment Improvement in Zhulin - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - The Urban Drainage System Project of Quanzhou - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]


Dávila, Julio (2001) - Urban Poverty Reduction Experiences in Cali, Colombia: Lessons from the work of Local Non-profit Organizations - IIED / DFID [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Successful Experiences in the Prevention of Violence: Foundation La Guaca [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Disaster mitigation in landslide and flood prone areas of Bogota [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Enjoying the museum: A peace project in times of war, Medellin [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Maloka interactive center of science and technology [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Processes of community development generation employment, Cauca - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Technical management of the impregnated residuals of hydrocarbons, Bogota - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]

UN-HABITAT (2002) -Best Practice - Bogota, How are we doing? [pdf]

Velasquez, Luz Stella (1998) - "Agenda 21; a form of joint environmental management in Manizales, Colombia" - Environment & Urbanization - Vol.10 No.2 - IIED [pdf]


Grundström, Karin & Laura Like (2001) - Coping in Costa Rica - May 2001 ESF / N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]



Hernández, Orlando; Barbara Rawlins & Reva Schwartz (1999) - "Voluntary recycling in Quito: factors associated with participation in a pilot programme" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 11 No 2, October 1999 - IIED [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Participatory Management System, Municipality of Quito [pdf]


Huzayyin, Ali S. (n.d) - Realistic Requirements of Transport Improvement for Sustainable Urban Development: Key Issues for Egypt and Other Developing Countries - Cairo University / Habitat II Global Workshop [pdf]

Taher, Nadia - Socio-Political and Economic Costs of a Donnor-Led Housing Programme: The Case of Rashed - Greater Cairo - Working Paper N° 84 - DPU [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Programme to Support Environmental Assessment and Management, Cairo [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Sustainable Tourism development through Integrated Urban Development, Nuweiba [pdf]


UN-HABITAT (2002) - Best Practice - Effective and Efficient Services to the Public, Addis Ababa [pdf]


Hainard, François; Christine Verschuur & Malika Wyss M’Zali (2001) - Women and urban crises Gender sensitive strategies for managing critical urban environments in the South and in Eastern Europe - UNESCO-MOST [pdf]

Kessides, Christine (2000) - Strategizing for the Future in the Four ECA Cities: Budapest, St. Petersburg, Sofia and Split - World Bank / INFUD [pdf]

Mega, Voula (1999) - The Participatory City Innovations in the European Union - Discussion Paper No. 32 - UNESCO-MOST [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Mother Centre International Network /AG International, Stuttgart - [pdf]


Ashong, Korsi (2001) - Livelihoods of the Poor in Ghana - DFID [pdf]

Barwa, S.D. (1995) - Discussion Paper 3: Structural adjustment programmes and the urban informal sector in Ghana - International Labour Office, Geneva [pdf]

Beall, Jo and Nazneen Kanji (1999) - Households, Livelihoods and Urban Poverty - DFID Economic & Social Research (ESCOR) [pdf]

Brook, Robert & Julio D. Dávila (2000) - The Peri-Urban Interface-A tale of two cities - DPU/ University of Wales [pdf]

Budds, Jessica & Alicia Minaya (1999) - Overview of Initiatives Regarding the Management of the Peri-Urban Interface - DPU / PUI [pdf]

Cornish, G. A. & P. Lawrence (2001) - Informal Irrigation in Peri-urban Areas : A summary of findings and recommendations - HR / DFID [pdf]

Devas, Nick & David Korboe (2000) - "City governance and poverty: the case of Kumasi" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 12 No 1 April 2000 - IIED [pdf]

Maxwell, Daniel; Carol Levin, Margaret Armar-Klemesu, Marie Ruel, Saul Morris, Clement AhiadekeUrban (2000) - Livelihoods and Food and Nutrition Security in Greater Accra - IFPRI [pdf]

Paudel, Shyam K & Paul Follet (2003) - Proceedings of Bamboo housing workshop March 2003 , Kumasi Ghana - INBAR / BARADEP [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Historical evaluation and protection of Buildings in St.Geoge's [pdf]


Díaz, Andrés Cabanas Emma Grant, Paula Irene del Cid Vargas and Verónica Sajbin Velásquez (2000), "El Mezquital - a community's struggle for development in Guatemala City", Environment and Urbanization, Vol. 12, No. 1, pages 87-106. [pdf]

Díaz, Andrés Cabanas; Emma Grant; Paula Irene del Cid Vargas & Verónica Sajbin Velásquez (2001) - "The role of external agencies in the development of El Mezquital in Guatemala City" - Environment and Urbanization, Vol 13 No 1 - IIED [pdf]

Ruel, Marie T., Bénédicte de la Brière, Kelly Hallman, Agnes Quisumbing, and Nora Coj (2002) - Does Subsidized Childcare Help Poor Working Women in Urban Areas? Evaluation of a Government - Sponsored Program in Guatemala City- IFPRI [pdf]


Hau, Timothy D. (n.d) - Transport for Urban Development in Hong Kong - University of Hong Kong / Habitat II Global Workshop [pdf]


Burra, Sundar (s.d.) - A presentation on Empowerment and Infrastructure - SPARC [pdf] India

Affordable housing using Bamboo and Bamboo Composites (2001) - IPIRTI / TRADA & DFID [pdf]

Shelters Associates (1997) - The Forgotten People - A report on a survey of pavement dwellers in Pune [pdf]

Appadurai, Arjun (2001) - "Deep democracy: urban governmentality and the horizon of politics" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 13 No 2, IIED [pdf]

Bentinck, Johan & Shilpa Chikara (2001) - Illegal factories in Delhi: the controversy, the causes, and the expected future - May 2001 ESF / N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]

Bhatt, Mihir R (1999) - Assessing the Performance of Municipal Services for the Poor in Ahmedabad: The Report Card Project - Working Paper N° 103 - DPU [pdf]

Brook, Robert & Julio D. Dávila (2000) - The Peri-Urban Interface-A tale of two cities - DPU/ University of Wales [pdf]

Budhya, Gururaja & Solomon Benjamin (2000) -"The politics of sustainable cities: the case of Bengare, Mangalore in coastal India"- Environment & Urbanization, Vol 12 No 2, October 2000 - IIED [pdf]

Burra, Sundar & Liz Riley (1999) - Electricity to Pavement Dwellers in Mumbai - SPARC - Working Paper N° 97 - DPU [pdf]

Burra, Sundar (1999) - Co-operative Housing in Pune - SPARC [pdf]

Burra, Sundar (1999) - Resettlement and Rehabilitation of the Urban Poor: The story of Kanjur Marg - SPARC [pdf]

Burra, Sundar (1999) - SPARC Housing Exhibitions - SPARC [pdf]

Burra, Sundar (1999) - The Jagjeevan Ram Nagar Housing Co-Operative Society in Hyderabad - SPARC [pdf]

Burra, Sundar (2000) - A Journey Towards Citizenship: The Byculla Area Resource Centre, Mumbai - SPARC [pdf]

Burra, Sundar (n.d) - Slum Sanitation in Pune: A Case Study - SPARC [pdf]

Chakrabarti, P.G. Dhar (2001) - Delhi's Ongoing Debate on Informal Settlements and Work Places -The Issues of Environmental Jurisprudence - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

Dahiya, Bhárat (2003) - "Hard struggle and soft gains: environmental management, civil society and governance in Pammal, South India" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 15 No 1, April 2003 - IIED [pdf]

Dilip, T.R. & Ravi Duggal (2002) - Incidence of Non-Fatal Health Outcomes and Debt in Urban India - CEHAT [pdf]

Dilip, T.R. & Ravi Duggal (2003) - A study on Need for Public Health Care Services in Greater Mumbay - CEHAT [pdf]

Dinham, Barbara & Satinath Sarang (2002) - "The Bhopal gas tragedy 1984 to ? The evasion of corporate responsibility" Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 1, April 2002 - IIED - [pdf]

Driskell, David; Kanchan Bannerjee and Louise Chawla (2001) - "Rhetoric, reality and resilience: overcoming obstacles to young people's participation in development", Environment and Urbanization, Vol 13 No 1, April 2001 - IIED [pdf]

Ghatate, Smita (1999) - The Development of HUDCO's Housing Loan Scheme to NGOs -SEWA / DPU [pdf]

Hobson, Jane (2000) -"Sustainable sanitation: experiences in Pune with a municipal-NGO-community partnership", Environment & Urbanization, Vol 12 No 2, October 2000 - IIED [pdf]

Hunt, Caroline (1996) - "Child waste pickers in India: the occupation and its health risks"- Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 8, No. 2, October 1996 - IIED [pdf]

Joshi, Pratima; Srinanda Sen & Jane Hobson (2002) - "Experiences with surveying and mapping Pune and Sangli slums on a geographical information system (GIS)" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 2 Oct. 2002 - IIED [pdf]

Mc Leod, Ruth (2002) - Bridging the Finance Gap in Housing and infrastructure - India; SPARC A Case Study - Homeless International [pdf]

Patel, Sheela & Burra Sundar (1998) - Making Cities Safe for Women and Children - SPARC [pdf]

Patel, Sheela & Kalpana Sharma - Mumbai transport case study - One David and Three Goliaths- SPARC [pdf]

Patel, Sheela (1999) - The view from below: Access for the urban poor to basic amenities and services - SPARC [pdf]

Patel, Sheela (n.d) - Diary of a Pathbeater: Ensuring women’s leadership in community educational processes - SPARC [pdf]

Patel, Sheela; Celine d'Cruz a Sundar Burra (2002) - "Beyond evictions in a global city; people-managed resettlement in Mumbai" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 14 No. 1 - IIED [pdf]

Patel, Sheela; Diana Mitlin & Mahila Milan (2001) - The work of SPARC, the National Slum Dwellers Federation - IIED / DFID [pdf]

Patel, Sheela; Joel Bolnick & Diana Mitlin (n.d) - Sharing experiences and changing lives - SPARC/SDI [pdf]

Plummer, Janelle & Sean de Cleene (1999) - Community Learning Information and Communication, Case Study: Kerala Community Development Society, Allepy - Working Paper No. 105 - GHK [pdf]

Plummer, Janelle & Sean de Cleene (1999) - Kerala People's Planning Campaign - GHK [pdf]

Sharma, Kalpana (n.d) - Waiting for Water: The experience of poor communities in Bombay - SPARC [pdf]

Solomon, Benjamin (2000) - "Governance, economic
settings and poverty in Bangalore" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 12 No 1, April 2000 - IIED [pdf]

SPARC - Norms and standards in Urban Development - SPARC [pdf]

SPARC (n.d) - Demolitions to Dialogue: Mahila Milan - learning to talk to its city and municipality - SPARC [pdf]

Tripathi, Dwijendra (1999) - Slum Networking in Ahmedabad: The Sanjay Nagar Pilot Project - DPU / CLIC / DFID [pdf]

UTTHAN MAHITI - Women's Eye View - Women, Water and Communities - SSP [pdf]


Silas, Johan (1999) - Indonesia 1997-1999 - Post Crisis and the need for intervention - ACHR [pdf]

Soma, Soekmana (s.d.) - Solid Waste Neighbourhood Self-Management: A Case Study in Bogor, Indonesia - PUSTRA Ministry of Public Works [pdf]

UNDP (2002) - "Corruption and the urban poor" - Urban Voices, No 38 August 2002 - UNDP / TUGI [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Urban and Environmental Rehabilitation of Sao Bernardo do Campo Watershed [pdf] Brazil

UN-Habitat (2002) - Bandarharjo Housing, Urban Renewal And Community Development project - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Program on Community's Participation in Environmental Infrastructure, Batu [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Effective Solid Waste and Land management in Tangerang City [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Gender & Citizenship in the Integrated Program for Social Inclusion, Santo Andre [pdf] Brazil

Winarso, Haryo & Michael Mattingly (1999) - Local Participation in Indonesia's Urban Infrastructure Investment Programming: Sustainability through Local Government Involvement? - DPU / DFID [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Environmental approach to management of municipal-waste in Tehran [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Baghdad Neighbourhood Rehabilitation [pdf]


Grimm, Michael; Charlotte Guenard & Sandrine Mesple-Somps (2001) - What has happened to the urban population in Côte d'Ivoire since the eighties? An analysis of monetary poverty and deprivation over 15 years of household data - DIAL [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Kitakyushu's International Environmental Cooperation Programme - [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Landless Citizens Scheme, Berakas , Darussalam [pdf] Brunei


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Safh Al Nuzha Urban Development Project [pdf]


Balala, Najieb (1999) - Ethical Local Government: The Mombasa Experience - 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), 10-15 October, 1999, Durban, South Africa [pdf]

Barton, Tamsyn (2001) - "Rainwater harvesting in Turkana" - ITDG [pdf]

Budds, Jessica & Alicia Minaya (1999) - Overview of Initiatives Regarding the Management of the Peri-Urban Interface - DPU / PUI [pdf]

Cornish, G. A. & P. Lawrence (2001) - Informal Irrigation in Peri-urban Areas : A summary of findings and recommendations - HR / DFID [pdf]

Hide, J. M. & J. Kimani (2000) - Informal Irrigation in the Peri-Urban Zone of Nairobi, Kenya : Findings from an initial questionnaire survey - DFID [pdf]

Khennas, Smail (2001) - "Stoves for rural livelihoods" - ITDG [pdf]

Lowe, Lucky (2001) - Nakuru - a study in urbanization - ITDG [pdf]

Ochieng, Crispino C. (2001) - Illegal Development in the Face of Planned Komarok Housing Program in Nairobi - May 2001 ESF / N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]

Oriaro, Margaret (2000) - Bridging the Finance Gap in Housing and Infrastructure - Kenya: Nachu - A Case Study - Homeless International [pdf]

Senner, Kathrin (2001) - Mukuru Recycling Centre - A Gender Evaluation - UN-HABITAT [pdf]

Transparency International-Kenya (n.d) - Corruption in Kenya: The Kenya Urban Bribery Index - TI Kenya [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Incorporating Philanthropy as an Integral Part of Business, Mombasa [pdf]


Barten, Françoise; René Perez Montiel, Eduardo Espinoza & Carlos Morales - "Democratic governance – fairytale or real perspective? Lessons from Central America" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 1 - IIED [pdf]

Gargarella, Roberto - Too far removed from the people - Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires [pdf]

Helmsing, A.H.J. (Bert) (2001) - Partnerships, Meso-institutions and Learning New local and regional economic development initiatives in Latin America - Institute of Social Studies, The Hague [pdf]

Rivière d'Arc, Hélène (1999) - Les mots-concepts de la Banque Mondiale et la gestion décentralisée des villes au Mexique et au Brésil - CREDAL / CNRS / March 1999 ESF/N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]

Ward, Peter M. - The Rehabilitation of Consolidated Irregular Settlements in Latin American Cities: Towards a Third Generation of Public Policy Housing Analysis and Development - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]


Clerc, Valérie (2001) - Légitimités et registres de raisonnement des acteurs institutionnels dans un projet d'aménagement urbain qui fait face aux quartiers illégaux à Beyrouth - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

Huybrechts, Eric (1999) - Rebuilding Lebanon : Role of Multilateral And Bilateral Organization on Urban Management - March 1999 ESF/N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]

Payne, Geoffrey (2001) - Building partnerships for development - International Conference on Redevelopment in Southern Lebanon, Beirut [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Sustainable Development and Local Agenda 21, Panevezys - [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Public Works and Environmental Improvements, Jonava - UN-Habitat / Best Practice[pdf]


Antoine, Philippe; Mireille Razafindrakoto & François Roubaud (2001) - Contraints de rester jeune ? Evolution de l’insertion dans trois capitales africaines : Dakar, Yaoundé, Antananarivo - DIAL [pdf]

Cogneau, Denis (2001) - Formation du revenu, segmentation et discrimination sur le marché du travail d’une ville en développement : Antananarivo fin de siècle - DIAL [pdf]

Razafindrakoto, Mireille, François Roubaud (2001) - Les multiples facettes de la pauvreté dans un pays en développement : Le cas de la capitale malgache - DIAL [pdf]


Abraham, Abdullah (n.d) - Transport and Communication for Urban Development Car Pooling in Kuala Lumpur: Perception - Faculty of Built Environment, University Teknologi Malaysia / Habitat II Global Workshop [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Subang Jaya Municipal Council Community Recycling Centre [pdf]


Vaa, Mariken - "Housing policy after political transition: the case of Bamako" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 12 No 1, April 2000 - IIED [pdf]


Latapí, Agustín Escobar & Mercedes González de la Rocha (1995) - "Crisis, restructuring and urban poverty in Mexico" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 7 No. 1, April 1995 - IIED [pdf]

Melé, Patrice (2001) - Protection de l'environnement, illégalité et division sociale de l'espace urbain à Monterrey - May 2001 ESF / N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - CHF / Mexico Home Improvement Loan Program, Ciudad Juirez - Best Practice / UN- Habitat [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Station of purification of the worn-out waters, Al Hoceima City - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]


Jenkins, Paul (2001) - "Regularising "informality": turning the legitimate into legal? Land reform and emerging urban land markets in post-Socialist Mozambique" - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Relocation of Backyard Tenants, Walvis Bay [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Partnership between Shack Dwellers and a Local NGO Housing Lobby Group, Windhoek [pdf]


Dhungal, Ramesh (1999) - Bhaktapur – Integrity Pact Case Study - 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), 10-15 October, 1999, Durban, South Africa [pdf]

Mathema, Ashna S. (2001) - Housing and land markets in Kathmandu, Nepal - May 2001 ESF / N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]

Mattingly, Michael & Haryo Winarso (1999) - Integrated Action Planning In Nepal: Spatial and Investment Planning in Urban Areas - DPU [pdf]

Plummer, Janelle & Richard Slater (2001) - Just Managing: the Solid Waste Management Partnership in Biratnagar, Nepal - GHK / DFID [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Community Bridge Building, Kathmandu [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Strengthening the Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN) [pdf]


Montiel, René; Pérez and Françoise Barten (1999) - "Urban governance and health development in León, Nicaragua" - Environment & Urbanization - Vol.11, No.1, April 1999 - IIED [pdf]

Stein, Alfredo (2001) - Participation and sustainability in social projects; the experience of the Local Development Programme (PRODEL) in Nicaragua - Working Paper no. 3 on Poverty Reduction in Urban Areas - IIED [pdf]


Jaiyebo, Oluremi (2003) -" Women and household sustenance: changing livelihoods and survival strategies in the peri-urban areas of Ibadan" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 15 No , April 2003 - IIED [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Pace Setter Organic Fertilizer Project, Ibadan - [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Urban Poverty and the City Consultation Process, Ijebu-Ode [pdf]

Odeleye,Joshua Adetunji (n.d) - Improved Road Traffic Environment for Better Child Safety in Nigeria - 13th ICTCT workshop [pdf]



Alimuddin, Salim; Arif Hasan & Asiya Sadiq (n.d) - The work of the Anjuman Samaji Behbood and the larger Faisalabad context, Pakistan - IIED Working Paper 7 on Poverty Reduction in Urban Areas [pdf]

Hasan, Arif (2002) -"The changing nature of the informal sector in Karachi as a result of global restructuring and liberalization" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 1 April 2002 - IIED [pdf]

Khan, M. (n.d) - Urban Public Transport and Sustainable Livelihoods for the Poor A case study: Karachi, pakistan - DFID [pdf]

Masud, Mohammad O. (2002) - Co-producing Citizen Security: The Citizen-Police Liaison Committee in Karachi - IDS [pdf]

URC (2001) - The Karachi Urban Resource Centre: Work, vision and impact - URC [pdf]

Zaidi, Akbar (2001) - From the Lane to the City: The Impact of the Orangi Pilot Project’s Low Cost Sanitation Model - WaterAid [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Activities that Promote Conservation Policies and Protect the Environment, Panama [pdf]


Arévalo T, Pedro (1997) - "Huaycán self-managing urban community: may hope be realized" - Environment & Urbanization- Vol. 9 No. 1, April 1997 - IIED [pdf]

Azcueta, Michel (1998) - Municipal Administration and Performance in Villa El Salvador, Peru - World Bank [pdf]

Calderón Cockburn, Julio A. (2001) - Official Registration (Formalization) of property in Peru (1996-2000) - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

Follegatti, López &Jose Luis (1999) - "Ilo: a city in transformation" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol.11 No.2, October 1999 - IIED [pdf]

Hordijk, Michaela (1999) - "A dream of green and water: Community-based formulation of a Local Agenda 21 in peri-urban Lima, Peru" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol.11 No.2 - IIED [pdf]

Kagawa, Ayako (2001) - Policy Effects and Tenure Security Perceptions of Peruvian Urban Land Tenure Regularisation Policy in the 1990s - May 2001 ESF / N-AERUS Workshop [pdf]

Miranda, Liliana & Michaela Hordijk (1998) - "Let us build cities for life: the National Campaign of Local Agenda 21s in Peru" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol.10 No.2 - IIED [pdf]

Olórtegui, Ingrid G (2001 ) - Informal Settlers in lima - Peru - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Neighborhood Participation in the District of Santiago de Surco - [pdf]


Esguerra, Jude (2002) - The Corporate Muddle of Manila's Water Concessions: How the world's biggest and most successful privatisation turned into a failure - WaterAid [pdf]

Etemadi, Felisa U (2000) - "Civil society participation in city governance in Cebu City" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 12 No 1- IIED [pdf]

Thirkell Allyson J. (1996) - "Players in urban informal land markets; who wins? who loses? A case study of Cebu City" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 8 No. 2, October 1996 - IEED [pdf

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Community Watch Against Domestic and Gender Violence [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Urban Infrastructure and Local Finance Development, Quezon City (MDP) - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Ciechanow, Sustainable Town [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Citizen Attention System, Mendoza [pdf] Argentina

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Eco-development Programme of Dzierzgon Municipality [pdf]


Lopes, Felipe & M. Mikhael de Thyse - Fighting Poverty through Rehabilitation of Poor Neighbourhoods - UN-HABITAT [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice Revitalization of the Social Fabric and Housing Programme, Santa Maria da Feira [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Intergrated Embroidery Centre - Otelarilor - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]


Stortchevus, Vladimir K. (n.d) - Sustainable Development of Transportation Systems in Largest Cities of Russia - Habitat II Global Workshop [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Conception of Syzran town development for the year of 2020 [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Information Centres as New Social Institutes, Moscow [pdf]


Antoine, Philippe; Mireille Razafindrakoto & François Roubaud (2001) - Contraints de rester jeune ? Evolution de l’insertion dans trois capitales africaines : Dakar, Yaoundé, Antananarivo - DIAL [pdf]


Steets, Julia (2001) - Serbia: Budgeting and Public Procurement - Transparency International [pdf]


Campaign for Good Governance (Sierra Leone) (2000) - Corruption, Local Government & Decentralization - Report on Southern & Eastern Provinces Workshops, Kenema, December, CGG [pdf]


Leitmann Josef (2000 )- Integrating the Environment in Urban Development: Singapore as a Model of Good Practice - World Bank [pdf]

Yuan, Lim Lan (n.d) - A Case Study on Urban Transportation Development and Management in Singapore - National University of Singapore / Habitat II Global Workshop [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Improvement of Living Conditions in Levice [pdf]


Hemson, David & Herbert Batidzirai, (2002) - Public Private Partnerships and the Poor: Dolphin Coast Water Concession - WEDC / DFID Series Editor: M. Sohail [pdf]

van Donk, Mirjam (2002) - HIV/AIDS and Urban Poverty in South Africa - DPLG, Pretoria [pdf]

Urban Management Program (1998) - Crime in Johannesburg: Results of a City Victim Survey - ISS Monograph Series No 18, UN-Habitat [pdf]

Baumann, Ted, Joel Bolnick & Diana Mitlin (2001) - The age of cities and organizations of the urban poor: the work of the South African Homeless People’s Federation and the
People’s Dialogue on Land and Shelter
- IIED / DFID [pdf]

Beall, Jo, Owen Crankshaw & Susan Parnell (2000) - "Local government, poverty reduction and inequality in Johannesburg" - Environment & Urbanization Vol 12 No 1, April 2000 - IIED [pdf]

Bolnick, Joel (1996) - "uTshani Buyakhuluma (The grass speaks): People’s Dialogue and the South African Homeless People’s Federation (1994-6)" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 8 No. 2, October 1996 - IIED [pdf]

Gotz, Graeme & Abdou Maliq Simone (2001) - The Implications of Informality on Governmentality: The case of Johannesburg in the context of Sub-Saharan urbanisation - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

Hindson, Doug & Bongani Ngqulung (2001) - Case Study: The Reconstruction of Local Government and the Evolution of Development Policy in Durban - ISES-University of Durban-Westville [pdf]

Kruger, Jill Swart with Louise Chawla (2002) "We know something someone doesn’t know: children speak out on local conditions in Johannesburg" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 2 October 2002 - IIED [pdf]

Mogale, Thomas (2001) - "Changes in residential tenure security in South Africa - shifting relationships between customary, informal and formal systems" - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

Nurick, Robert & Victoria Johnson (1998) - "Towards community-based indicators for monitoring quality of life and the impact of industry in South Durban", Environment & Urbanization, Vol.10 No.1 - IIED [pdf]

Roberts, Debra & Nicci Diederichs (2002) - "Durban's Local Agenda 21 programme: tackling sustainable development in a post-apartheid city" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 1 No. 1 - IIED [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Cato Manor Development Project, Durban - [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Partners Education Network's Schools Project [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Eco-city, Johannesburg [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Enviro Options (PTY) Ltd, Johannesburg [pdf]


Goh, Kun (1999) - A Systematic Approach To Anti-Corruption: The Case of The Seoul Metropolitan Government - 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), 10-15 October, 1999, Durban, South Africa [pdf]

KOCER (2002) - The Last Resort of Destitute Families in Korea - KOCER / ACHR [pdf]

Lee, Sung K. (n.d) - Merging Information Communication and Transportation in Korea - Habitat II Global Workshop [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Protection and Rehabilitation of the Historical World Heritage, Santiago, [pdf]


Sevanatha (2002) – Partnership to Improve Access and Quality of Public Transport – Case Study Colombo - Sevanatha / DFID / WEDC [pdf]

Chularathna, H.M.U. (2000) - Land Tenure Issues and Improvement of Urban Low Income Settlements – Experiences of Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sevanatha [pdf]

Kumara, D.G.J. Prema (2000) - Compost Bins as an Alternative Solution for the Household Solid Waste Problem in Urban Areas - Sevanatha [pdf]

Sevanatha (2002) - Poverty Profile City of Colombo: Urban Poverty Reduction through Community Empowerment - DFID / UNDP / UN-Habitat [pdf]


Lowe, Lucky (2001) - "Sustainable livelihoods in Sudan - Manager, Knowledge and Information Services Unit" - ITDG [pdf]


Mann, Gillian (2002) - “Wakimbizi, wakimbizi”: Congolese refugee boys’ and girls’ perspectives on life in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 14 No 2 October 2002 - IIED [pdf]

Baker,Jonathan (1995) - " Survival and accumulation strategies at the rural-urban interface in north-west Tanzania" - Environment & Urbanization - Vol. 7 No. 1, April 1995 - IIED [pdf]

Kironde, J.M. Lusugga (1995) - "Access to land by the urban poor in Tanzania: some findings from Dar es Salaam" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 7, No. 1, April 1995 - IIED [pdf]

Kombe, Wilbard J. & Volker Kreibich (2001) - "Informal Land Management in Tanzania and the Misconception about its Illegality" - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

Sliuzas, Richard (2001) - The role of knowledge and opinions in understanding dynamics of informal housing in Dar es Salaam - May 2001 ESF/N-AERUS workshop [pdf]

WaterAid (n.d) - Private sector participation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - WaterAid [pdf]


Boonyabancha Somsook - The Experience of the Urban Community Development Office (UCDO) in Thailand (2002) - SDI [pdf]

Boonyabancha, Somsook (1999) - "The Urban Community Environmental Activities Project - Thailand" - Environment and Urbanization, Vol.11 No.1, April 1999 [pdf]

Boonyabancha, Somsook (2001) - "Savings and loans; drawing lessons from some experiences in Asia" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 13 No 2, October 2001, IIED [pdf]

Tapananont, Nopanant et al. (1997) - A Case Study on Development Exaction for Collector Distributor Road Construction in Bangkok - Best Practice / UN- Habitat [pdf]


UNESCO-MOST (n.d) - Urban Basic Service for Mothers and Children in Peri-urban Neighborhoods Turkey - UNESCO-MOST [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - A solution for the housing, Izmit [pdf]


Beall, Jo (2003) - City-Community Challenge Fund (C3) Interim External Evaluation Report - DFID / IUDD [pdf]

Kiyaga-Nsubuga, John et al. (2001) - "Hope for the urban poor : DFID city communi ty challenge (C3) fund pilot in Kampala and Jinja, Uganda" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 13 No 1, April 2001 - IIED [pdf]


Roberts, Ian (2000), "Leicester environment city: learning how to make Local Agenda 21, partnerships and participation deliver" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol.12 No.2 - IIED [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice -Urban Oasis Programme, Hebden Bridge - UN-Habitat [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Orchard Park and North Hull Enterprises Limited, Kingston-Upon-Hull - UN-Habitat / Best Practice [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Repapel: Paper Collection and Recycling in Schools, Montevideo [pdf]


Paul, Karen (1999) - The Miami Process - 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), 10-15 October, 1999, Durban, South Africa [pdf]


UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Recovery of Traditional Houses in a City of Cultural Patrimony for the Humanity [pdf]


Campbel, Tim (1998) - City Development Options for Haiphon-Charting a Path to the Year 2020 - World Bank [pdf]

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Post-flood resettlement in the Poyang Lake Region, Jiangxi Province - UN-Habitat [pdf] China

UN-Habitat (2002) - Best Practice - Pilot resettlement project, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam [pdf]

Duc Hai, Luu (n.d) - Private Transport's Role and It's Appropriate Representation in Metropolitan Transport Development Strategy in Vietnam - The National Institute for Urban and Rural Planning, Vietnam / Habitat II Global Workshop [pdf]



Beall, Jo (2003) - City-Community Challenge Fund (C3) Interim External Evaluation Report - DFID / IUDD [pdf]


Barton,Tamsyn (2001) - "Integrated water supply project, Zimbabwe" - ITDG [pdf]

Chitekwe, Beth & Diana Mitlin (2001) - "The urban poor under threat and in struggle: options for urban development in Zimbabwe, 1995-2000" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol 13 No 2, October 2001- IIED [pdf]

Kanji, Nazneen (1995) - " Gender, poverty and economic adjustment in Harare, Zimbabwe" - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 7 No. 1, April 1995, IIED [pdf]

Plummer, Janelle with Godfrey Nhemachena (2001) - Preparing a Concession: Working towards Private Sector Participation in Water and Sanitation Services in Gweru, Zimbabwe - GHK / DFID [pdf]

Potts, Deborah with Chris Mutambirwa (1998) - “Basics are now a luxury”: perceptions of structural adjustment’s impact on rural and urban areas in Zimbabwe - Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 10 No. 1, April 1998 - IIED [pdf]









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