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Business Owners Enjoy Faster Business Registration as Cities Become More Competitive
Puerto Princesa City business owner

“It used to take us three to five days to get a business permit and there were no clear systems or steps,” shared Arsenia Seydandiego, who […]

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Making Cities Work Assessment and Implementation Toolkit: Municipal Finance

Municipal finance has an impact on development in several different ways, so it is natural that USAID missions may want to provide assistance to improve the […]

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USAID Democracy & Governance: Democratic Decentralization Programming Handbook

The Democratic Decentralization Programming Handbook conceptualizes decentralization as a reform that advances the exercise of political freedom and individual economic choice in a context of stability […]

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Urbanization: Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of an Urban Future

Too often, urban growth is accompanied by increasing urban poverty. But it does not have to be this way. Cities can and should be places that […]

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Financing Sustainable Urban Development: USAID’s Role in Bridging the Gap

To meet our goals, much of the needed investments in electricity, schools, transportation, telecommunications, housing, water, and sanitation infrastructure will have to take place in cities. […]

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Urban Development Timeline

Rapid urbanization is one of the most important demographic trends of this century. USAID’s success in achieving our core development objectives—eliminating extreme poverty, reducing hunger, improving […]

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Urban Child Poverty, Health, and Survival in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This USAID-funded report examines levels and trends in poverty, health status, and use of health services among children under age 5 living in large cities in […]

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The High Cost of HIV-Positive Inpatient Care at an Urban Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa

While most HIV care is provided on an outpatient basis, hospitals continue to treat serious HIV-related admissions, which is relatively resource-intensive and expensive. This USAID-funded study […]

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Lessons Learned in Pilot Sustainability: Vietnam Climate Impacts Decision Support Tool

The Climate Impacts Decision Support Tool (CIMPACT-DST or tool) is an easy-to-use Excel-based decision support tool for urban planners and project developers. Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc. […]

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Power Africa: THE ROADMAP A Guide to Reaching 30,000 Megawatts and 60 Million Connections

This Roadmap shows how the collective efforts of Power Africa’s more than 120 public and private sector partners fit together to achieve our ambitious goal of […]

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