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Cities must offer secure basic services, good employment, and liveable housing, especially for the most vulnerable groups.

Sustainable construction and mobility, waste and circular economy, renewable and demand-driven energy supply, as well as development and maintenance of nature-based solutions, green-blue and green infrastructure and agro-ecological urban agriculture create new, secure, and sustainable employment opportunities.

Local governments and administrations must work closely with the population to reach vulnerable groups directly through services of general interest and social programmes and shape the transformation in a locally equitable way so that no one is left behind

Frequently, decentralisation is not accompanied by the transfer of responsibility and resources to city administrations. Therefore, cities often lack adequate financial resources to fulfil their mandates, while municipalities often lack efficient financial management as well as human and organisational administrative capacities.

Municipal decision-making processes often lack transparency and sufficient participation of the population. Women, people living in poverty and other structurally disadvantaged persons and groups are significantly underrepresented in urban and transport planning.

Missing or weak national urban development policies do not provide an adequate framework and mere sectoral policies often fall short.

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Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Bangladesh

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Bangladesh

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Serbia

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Serbia

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Namibia

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Namibia

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Jordan

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Jordan

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Ecuador

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Ecuador

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE India

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE India

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Mexico

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE Mexico

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE South Africa

Factsheet Cities CHALLENGE South Africa

Factsheet Cities Challenge

Factsheet Cities Challenge

Digital Approaches for the Circular Economy in Low and Middle Income Countries

Digital Approaches for the Circular Economy in Low and Middle Income Countries

Financing Circular Economy – Insights for Practitioners

Financing Circular Economy – Insights for Practitioners

PREVENT Waste Alliance: Together for a circular economy

PREVENT Waste Alliance: Together for a circular economy