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Do informal land markets work for poor people?: an assessment of three metropolitan cities in South Africa: literature review

The literature on urban land generally suggests that there is a straightforward relationship between urban land management and informal land markets. This review paper argues that informal land dynamics and [more]…

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OPINION: After New York – What next for the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change?

Helen Picot of CDKN's Negotiations Support team takes stock after the UN Climate Summit. At the end of September the world’s gaze was on New York, where the UN Secretary-General Ban [more]…

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OPINION: Bridge-building in Bonn on shaky foundations?

Kiran Sura and Christina Elvers of CDKN's Negotiations Support team report on the latest UNFCCC climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany. Last week saw climate negotiators from around the world descend onto [more]…

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OPINION: Imagining a smarter world - how to build the climate knowledge grid

Geoff Barnard, CDKN's Senior Strategic Advisor for Knowledge Management, outlines the steps that need to be taken in the online climate knowledge marketplace to make life easier for information users. Imagine [more]…

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NOTICIA: Periodistas latinoamericanos fueron capacitados en torno a la COP20 en Lima

Luego de casi dos años llegó a su fin el proceso de capacitación a periodistas latinoamericanos liderado por CDKN, el cual permitió no solo mejorar los conocimientos de los periodistas [more]…

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EVENT: Vulnerability, inclusion and empowerment: recommendations for the post-2015 framework for DRR

Policy makers and international agencies are currently negotiating the successor to the international agreement to reduce disaster risk – the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) – which is due to [more]…

Providing technical advisory support towards the implementation of Rwanda’s Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy

OPPORTUNITY: CDKN Invitation to Tender: TAAF-0052 Providing technical advisory support towards the implementation of Rwanda’s Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy

Submission deadline: 12pm UK time 20th November 2014 Project background The Government of Rwanda (GoR), led by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has requested the support of CDKN in procuring the [more]…

Investigation
into
the
delays
in
issuing
title
deeds
to
beneficiaries
of
housing
projects
funded
by
the
capital
subsidy: desktop review

South Africa’s housing policy was launched in 1994 with a key component being the housing subsidy scheme which promised to deliver one million houses in five years. Since that date [more]…

Investigation into the delays in issuing title deeds to beneficiaries of housing projects funded by the capital subsidy

Recognising that subsidised houses in South Africa have limited potential to function as an asset without the provision of formal title, the report identifies the objective of ensuring that formal [more]…

Them belly full (but we hungry): Food rights struggles in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Mozambique

This report synthesises the findings from the four country case studies produced for the Food Riots and Food Rights project. It is intended as a summary introduction to the main [more]…

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