Five ways urban design can spur inclusive growth
Every week, 1.5million people move to the city. By 2030, some 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Yet while cities drive economic development, generating about 85% … Continue reading
The New Urban Agenda and its 47 inclusions
Inclusion can be a powerful term, particularly when applied to cities and urbanisation. It focuses attention on the means through which exclusion and inequality are produced and reproduced, and on … Continue reading
Financial inclusion in Southeast and Central Asia
As in the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report, none of the FDIP countries in Asia placed among the top five countries in the scorecard component of … Continue reading
Informality and inclusive green growth
This document captures some of the evidence and insights presented and summarises the key discussion points made on 25th February 2016, in London, when IIED and partners hosted a conference to … Continue reading
What if Cities Used Data to Drive Inclusive Neighborhood Change?
Policy responses to neighborhood changes that displace or otherwise harm vulnerable populations often come too late and at too great a price. This essay proposes integrating multiple data sources to … Continue reading
Transforming Women’s Work
A new report from the AFL-CIO, the Rutgers Center for Women’s Global Leadership and the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center, Transforming Women’s Work: Policies for an Inclusive Economic Agenda, discusses the critical … Continue reading
Inclusive urbanization: Can the 2030 Agenda be delivered without it?
Governments are wary of rapid urbanization, yet eager for the economic benefits that cities bring. The resulting tension is reflected in exclusionary cities created through strategies that privilege economic growth … Continue reading
The challenge and potential of informal settlements
The United Nations estimates that more than 860 million people are currently living in urban slums! On the one hand, the proportion of people in slums today is lower than … Continue reading