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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. An urban future: humanitarian preparedness


  2. Strengthening Kenya’s institutions for urban sanitation

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Global perceptions of urban land tenure security: evidence from 33 countries

    Research reports

  4. Financing the sustainable urban future: scoping a green cities development bank

    Working papers

  5. Implementing the commitment to 'leaving no one behind' in cities: what it means in practice

    Working papers

  6. 10 things to know about the impacts of urbanisation

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Africa’s future is urban: implications for EU development policy and cooperation

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Shifting attitudes on road safety: what I learned from Nairobi

  9. Staying hydrated in a thirsty future: learning from Cape Town

  10. Politics, poverty, and climate change: stories from Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’

  11. Informality in urban crisis response

    Working papers

  12. PRIndex: improving data to strengthen land tenure security

  13. Urban humanitarian response: challenges and opportunities


  14. Climate and disaster resilience: three less talked about challenges of urban governance

  15. Climate action in cities and the challenge of scale: learning from heat action planning in India

  16. Better urban growth in Tanzania: a preliminary exploration of the opportunities and challenges

    Working papers

  17. Emergent groups and spontaneous volunteers in urban disaster response


  18. Video infographic: sustainable cities and the 2030 Agenda

  19. Four political errors to avoid in achieving water and sanitation for all

  20. How to reduce inequalities in access to WASH

    Research reports