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Improving urban management in township

Improving urban management is a crucial precondition for developing South African townships. While the urban management deficit in these areas has deep historical roots, an array of contemporary problems also [more]…

Government by experiment? Global cities and the governing of climate change - Bulkeley - 2012 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers - Wiley Online Library

In this paper, we argue for an approach that goes beyond an institutional reading of urban climate governance to engage with the ways in which government is accomplished through social [more]…

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OPINION: Building leaders in resilience in the Philippines

Erica Bucog, a 'Partners for Resilience' partner reflects on new pathways for building resilience in the Philippines as part of a CDKN supported series of voices from the field. One of the initial steps [more]…

Social Accountability in Pakistan: Challenges, Gaps, Opportunities and the Way Forward

Pakistan is presently faced with a number of political and social issues for which Social Accountability holds a desired solution. This paper takes stock of the struggle for the creation of [more]…

The dynamics of access: implications of ‘voice’, ‘exit’ and accountability in the provision of public goods

In the provision of social services, understanding the access situations requires an understanding of the dynamics of access in relation to the concepts ‘voice’ and ‘exit’. People resort to ‘voice’ [more]…

Green growth and technological innovation: a case for South Asian countries

Exponential green growth is next to impossible without technological innovation. The development of green technologies through appropriate innovation policies is one of the main strategies. It is important to ensure [more]…

Popular attitudes toward democracy in Mauritius

Expert assessments of democracy have always rated Mauritius as a paragon of democracy on the African continent. This briefing paper uses the results of an Afrobarometer survey to find out [more]…

Promoting regional cooperation in South Asia through integrated forms of governance

The rationale behind supporting integrated forms of governance in South Asia is to promote and intensify cooperation and to make use of the immense potential among non-state actors who would [more]…

Packaging township development projects

There are no simple solutions for leveraging the project inputs required for the success of township development projects. In most cases, such projects require long planning and implementation periods, the [more]…

Gender justice and climate justice: community-based strategies to increase women’s political agency in watershed management in times of climate change

Women are one of the groups which are disproportionately affected by climate change in developing countries, especially in relation to culturally prescribed roles related to water management. Women are however, [more]…

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