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Development under urbanisation: at ODI, we use our cross-sector expertise, across all developing regions to bring an urban lens to development challenges.
  1. Advocating together to strengthen protection: collective efforts of international and national organisations

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Collaborative advocacy on the protection of civilians: children and armed conflict and explosive weapons in populated areas

    Research reports

  3. Waste management in Africa: a review of cities’ experiences

    Working papers

  4. What if the Commonwealth was really about common wealth?

  5. Capital markets for cities

    Working papers

  6. Investing in cities: how can the Commonwealth act to leverage private finance?

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. The Caribbean - a region of excellence for urban climate resilience: lifelong learning for urban planners

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Climate change is causing havoc worldwide – we can still limit the damage

  9. Launch of the Resilient Caribbean Cities Photo Competition 2022


  10. An Analytical Review: A Decade of Urban Resilience


  11. The power of city-to-city problem-solving: lessons from Africa and Europe

  12. Social protection response to Covid-19 and beyond: emerging evidence and learning for future crises

    Working papers

  13. Covid-19: crisis as opportunity for urban cash transfers?

    Working papers

  14. How to put cities at the heart of the energy transition

  15. The Mayors' Dialogue on Growth and Solidarity: framing paper

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. A Mayors' Dialogue on Growth and Solidarity: overview of cities’ priorities and emerging partnerships

    Working papers

  17. Urbanisation and human mobility: fact sheets

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. Infographics: human mobility in cities

  19. Urban energy and the climate emergency: achieving decarbonisation via decentralisation and digitalisation

    Working papers

  20. Cities of missed opportunities: improving the lives of people in poverty