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Quality Public Service Delivery at the Local Level in the Western Balkans

This study analyses the trends and capacity development challenges of decentralized service delivery in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. more

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Quick Wins

Quick impact initiatives, or "Quick Wins,” are designed to bring vital gains in well-being to millions of people and start countries on the path to the Millennium Development Goals. more

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Scaling Up Integrated Local Development Innovations: A Global Programme Partnership Proposal

With just five years until the 2015 target date, many countries have made substantial progress toward achieving their nationally set targets. Before 2008, many developing countries enjoyed strong economic growth that helped reduce poverty and strengthen public service delivery. Even with the recentmore

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Small-Scale Water Providers in Kenya: Pioneers or Predators?

In 2008, 83 percent of Kenyans living in urban areas, had access to safe drinking water – down from 91 percent in 1990. This gradual deterioration in urban water access is mainly due to growing demand caused by rapid population growth, especially in the informal settlements. According to UNmore

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Strategy for Scaling Up Support to the MDGs

This document outlines a strategy for strengthening the UN system’s support to governments to accelerate progress towards MDGs by combining policy support for the MDGs with capacity development for service delivery, strategic planning, and resource mobilization. more