Tools and Strategies for Progress
Thousands of organizations and scores of skilled, experienced professionals are at work every day producing tools, strategies and insights designed to improve the lives of the poor. Some of the resources we have found most useful can be found here.
Spread the Love: Share our #CitiesForWomen Infographic [pdf]
This infographic highlights the challenges millions of women and girls face every day around the world because of urban infrastructure that does not take into account women’s needs.
Source: WomenStrong InternationalDownload This Resource
Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook [pdf]
This curriculum helps facilitators plan and initiate a specific training to empower women micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and sales agents in the household energy sector. The 6 day focuses on leadership, business skills and ongoing training to support women for entrepreneurs.
Source: Global Alliance For Clean CookstovesDownload This Resource
Curitiba: Designing a Sustainable City
An object lesson in leadership and the potential for reinvention, when a visionary mayor, in partnership with communities, the private and non-profit sectors, transformed a city ravaged by unchecked development, traffic, pollution, asphalt and lack of opportunity into a green, child-friendly city with a rapid-transit system that carries more passengers per day than New York.
Source: Environment and EcologyView This Resource
Guidance Notes on Services for the Urban Poor: A Practical Guide for Improving Water Supply and Sanitation Services
A peer-reviewed guide by seasoned experts aimed at project planners, service providers, community leaders and policymakers, about how to improve the delivery of safe water and sanitation to the urban poor.
Source: Water and Sanitation ProgramView This Resource
Streets as Tools for Urban Transformation in Slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
A street-level approach to urban upgrading designed to improve accessibility, mobility and the flow of water, sewerage, energy, transport, economic activity and of the important social and cultural information that builds community.
Source: UN-HabitatView This Resource