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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 […]
July 8, 2018

Paving the Way for Efficient Service Delivery

USAID | Liberia Success Story: Paving the Way for Efficient Service Delivery County Service Charters bring relief to Citizens “The good thing about this county service […]
February 8, 2018

South Africa: A New Model for Transformational USAID/Water Office Support?

South Africa is a country of many contradictions.  Since the founding of the Republic of South Africa in 1994 and the fall of apartheid, its leadership […]
February 7, 2018
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Helping Vulnerable Young Hondurans to Gain Job Skills, Self-Confidence and Hope for the Future

Through its “Internships for Inclusion” program under the Honduras Local Government Activity (HLG), USAID is strengthening the competencies of Honduran youth by engaging them in educational, […]
February 7, 2018

In Guatemala, Participatory Planning Produces Strategic Blueprints for Cities

Is it possible for urban municipalities to efficiently deliver public services without a strategic annual operating plan? Surely, large-scale infrastructure projects, like road construction or amplification […]
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