Women’s Empowerment

November 5, 2018

Photo Feature: Municipal Waste Recycling Program

  Eight million tons of plastic waste are discarded into the word’s ocean annually- the equivalent of dumping an entire garage struck of plastic into the […]
October 25, 2018

From Waste to Work: Taking Action on Ocean Plastics

  The United Nations projects that by 2050 over two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Ninety percent of that increase will take place in Asia […]
October 3, 2018

USAID Urban Champion: Mike Keshishian

Mike Keshishian is a Local Government Specialist in USAID’s Office of Democracy, Rights and Governance. He has worked for USAID since 1998, with a primary focus […]
September 12, 2018

Urban Development Media Scan – 30 August 2018

USAID New Resource Hub: Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP) Global London and other major global cities commit to waste reduction declaration (8/28/18) Source: Envirotec Magazine Global Population […]
August 20, 2018

Urban Development Media Scan – 16 August 2018

USAID New Resource Hub: Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP) Global 30 Most Crowded Cities in the World (8/13/18) Source: 24/7 Wall St. Is the world more […]
December 20, 2016

Analytical Brief on Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment in East Africa

This Analytical brief assesses the financial, educational, and legal barriers that prevent women in East Africa from fully participating and thriving in their economic spheres. Topics […]
May 4, 2016

Urban Open Spaces For Adolescent Girls: An Assessment for Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Urban open spaces are valued for their health, social, economic, and environmental benefits. Outdoor physical activity is important for the well-being of youth, while playfulness is […]
May 3, 2016

Urban Gardens Program for HIV-Affected Women and Children

The project began in Ethiopia in 2004-2008. The USAID/Ethiopia funded program established school and community gardens in six cities: Adama, Addis Ababa, Awassa, Bahir Dar, Dessie, […]
April 24, 2016

Support of the Urban Policy (SOUP) Project — Gender Analysis and Strategy

As cities have expanded, urban services have often not satisfied the basic needs of urban residents, especially the urban poor. Services are plagued by poor planning […]
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