Less Talk, More Walk: Rose Molokoane on Local ...

06 Oct 2015

Last week New York City was buzzing with events surrounding the United Nations Sustainable Development...

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What might slum dwellers want from the SDGs? ...

02 Oct 2015

Jockin Arputham has been fighting for the rights of slum dwellers for nearly 50 years....

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The Post MDG Debate: "For the Poor," but no Voice of the Poor

02 Oct 2014

An influential debate is playing out in the proverbial halls of global development decision-making far from the informal settlements in African cities. The basic targets that will drive government decisions around spending and...

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Jockin Arputham: From Slum Dweller to Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

07 Jul 2014

'Jockin-sir', as Mumbai's slum dwellers call him, is an inspirational figure helping India's dispossessed stand up for their rights, find new homes, and plot a way out of urban poverty...

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Know Your City: Discussing Community-Collected Data at World Urban Forum 7

10 Apr 2014

By Ariana MacPherson, SDI Secretariat  There has been a lot of discussion at this week’s World Urban Forum about the use of data as a key tool in the development...

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SDI Launches Know Your City Campaign at World Urban Forum 7

27 Mar 2014

SDI is getting ready for the seventh World Urban Forum (WUF) to be held in Medellin, Colombia from 5 - 11 April 2014. As the largest and most widely attended...

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SDI Attends Launch of World Urban Campaign's "The City We Need"

20 Mar 2014

  While cities are increasingly central to global development agendas, the precise strategies of city development remain contested. In almost all cities in Africa and Asia, the allocation of resources...

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Cities Alliance Voices Support for SDI Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

12 Feb 2014

SDI is pleased to share the below letter of support from Billy Cobbett, Director of Cities Alliance, for SDI's nomination for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Included is a link...

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SDI Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

06 Feb 2014

Shelter Norway reports that SDI has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Below is the full press release in English. **Press release** BEACON OF THE WORLD’S URBAN POOR NOMINATED FOR...

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Institutional & Policy Review: SDI Evaluation 2013

14 Jan 2014

In the recent months SDI, in partnership with external consultants, has been involved in an institutional and policy oriented evaluation. The purpose was to take stock of major changes in...

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From the Bottom Up: Connecting SDI to Global ...

21 Oct 2013

SDI signs an MOU with Cities Alliance and United Cities & Local Governments of Africa...

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Towards the Urban Poor Development Goals: Setting Milestones for a Sustainab ...

25 Sep 2013

Global discussions and serious reflections on development goal setting post-2015 have begun.  To some degree the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been able to inject socially responsible goal setting into...

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