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  1. Library Resource
    a guide for civil society
    Manuals & Guidelines
    July, 2011
    Global

    The guide consists of an overview of the gender relevant policy framework and initiatives at IFIs. It also contains a gender checklist which should help civil society organisations in determining whether gender considerations have been addressed during the preparation and implementation of IFI-financed projects and programmes. The checklist is divided into three parts:

    • broad gender considerations during the project/programme preparation, monitoring and evaluation stages,

    • gender issues that need to be addressed during the assessment of projects in particular sectors

  2. Library Resource
    Guide community led research
    Manuals & Guidelines
    November, 2011
    Global

    This guide has three individual booklets which together provide: concrete step-by-step guidance on how communities can lead their own research to determine their own development priorities, and respond to unwanted development projects; practical tips, tools, and activities on conducting community-led research; and inspiring stories from experienced community organizers around the world who have used community-led research to redefine development processes.

  3. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    November, 2011
    Western Africa

    Cette note de huit pages dresse un état des lieux de la ruée sur les terres observée depuis 2008 et présente les stratégies développées par les organisations de producteurs, entre dénonciations, luttes locales et plaidoyer pour des politiques foncières plus équitables

  4. Library Resource
    Country Profiles on the Housing Sector - Tajikistan
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Tajikistan

    The country profiles on the housing sector are intended to assist Governments of countries with economies in transition to improve the performance of their housing sector and, at the same time, to promote sustainable development. The reviews analyse trends and policy developments and make an overall assessment of the political, economic and social framework of the housing sector. This work was initiated by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Housing and Land Management in the early 1990s in response to requests from UNECE member States.

  5. Library Resource
    Landlessness and Insecurity: Obstacles to Reintegration in Afghanistan
    Reports & Research
    February, 2011
    Afghanistan

    The challenges faced by more than five and a half million Afghan refugees who have returned since 2002 receive scant regard in most international media or official proceedings concerning Afghanistan. Attention is primarily focused on Afghanistan’s intensified armed conflict, NATO’s withdrawal planning, and faltering peace efforts. Moreover, despite the millions of refugees who have returned in the past ten years, Afghans still comprise the world’s largest refugee population.

  6. Library Resource
    Women and Property Rights
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Afghanistan

    While there is no right to land codified in international human rights law, the Convention for the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), provides for women’s right to own and inherit property without discrimination on the basis of sex. Afghanistan ratified CEDAW in 2003, without reservations. CEDAW (Article 14) also calls for rural women to have equal access to economic opportunities, to credit and loans, social security programs, and to adequate living conditions, including access to housing.

  7. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2011
    Chile, Colombia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Singapore, Tajikistan

    This guideline jointly published by The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), in partnership with the Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, provides practical tools for city planners and decision makers to reform urban planning and infrastructure design according to the principles of eco-efficiency and social inclusiveness.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Brazil

    A partir de 2005, se produce una caída consistente y significativa de las tasas de deforestación en la Amazonía brasileña. La tasa anual pasó de 27. 400 km² en 2004 a 6.500 km² en 2010 - el nivel más bajo desde el inicio de las mediciones anuales en 1988.

  9. Library Resource

    Proyecto Ecoeficiencia y desarrollo de infraestructura urbana sostenible en Asia y América Latina (ROA/101)

    Reports & Research
    June, 2011
    South America, Central America, Asia

    El documento tiene tres secciones principales. En el primero, se abarca el tema conceptual y las raíces del desarrollo sustentable. Solamente a través de la construcción de una secuencia desde lo abstracto del concepto mismo hasta la intervención concreta de la ingeniería dura, se puede mostrar el rol de la infraestructura en las transformaciones de las ciudades-regiones y su capacidad de promover un fortalecimiento del desarrollo sustentable.

  10. Library Resource

    Proyecto Ecoeficiencia y desarrollo de infraestructura urbana sostenible en Asia y América Latina (ROA/101)

    Reports & Research
    June, 2011
    Chile, Latin America and the Caribbean

    El presente documento analiza la factibilidad de los principales mecanismos de financiamiento de largo plazo para inversiones en infraestructura urbana con criterios de ecoeficiencia. La adopción de prácticas ecoeficientes en el desarrollo de infraestructura urbana facilitará el desacople entre crecimiento económico, uso de los recursos y deterioro del medio ambiente, ya que la sostenibilidad del crecimiento económico y del medio ambiente es posible alcanzarla mediante un desarrollo urbano que genere valor económico y simultáneamente disminuya el impacto ambiental y el uso de los recursos.

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