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February 12, 2019

Can we create better jobs in Africa’s booming construction sector?

ILO-The Lab compares constraints and opportunities in the building construction sector in Mozambique, Zambia and Rwanda   By Steve Hartrich and Elisa Mandelli, the Lab Project If […]
January 31, 2019

Ebook: 19 on 2019 – Predictions on Local Government from 19 Experts

From transportation services to fostering equity and inclusion in the workplace, local governments play a central role in day-to-day life across the globe. Reflecting on key […]
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 […]
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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