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  • Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Urban Development

    Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);GoÌ쳌mez-Ã쳌lvarez, David;GoÌ쳌mez-Ã쳌lvarez, David;Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);GoÌ쳌mez-Ã쳌lvarez, David;GoÌ쳌mez-Ã쳌lvarez, David;Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat);Rajack, Robin;United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat);Rajack, Robin;United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat);Rajack, Robin;Rajack, Robin;United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat);Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);López-Moreno, Eduardo;López-Moreno, Eduardo;Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);López-Moreno, Eduardo;López-Moreno, Eduardo;Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);Lanfranchi, Gabriel;Lanfranchi, Gabriel;Lanfranchi, Gabriel;Lanfranchi, Gabriel

    Date: Oct, 2017

    A distinctive feature of urbanization in the last 50 years is the expansion of urban populations and built development well beyond what was earlier conceived as the city limit, resulting in metropolitan areas. This is challenging the relevance of traditional municipal boundaries, and by extension, traditional governing structures and institutions. "Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Urban Development,â€쳌 encompasses the reflections of thought and practice leaders on the underlying premises for governing metropolitan space, sectoral adaptations of those premises, and dynamic applications in a wide variety of contexts. Those reflections are structured into three sections. Section 1 discusses the conceptual underpinnings of metropolitan governance, analyzing why political, technical, and administrative arrangements at this level of government are needed. Section 2 deepens the discussion by addressing specific sectoral themes of mobility, land use planning, environmental management, and economic production, as well as crosscutting topics of metropolitan governance finance, and monitoring and evaluation. Section 3 tests the concepts and their sectoral adaptations against the practice, with cases from Africa, America, Asia, and Europe.


  • Together For Prosperity in the OECS: Growth, Development, and Adversity in Small Island Developing States

    Gomez Osorio, Camilo;Gomez Osorio, Camilo;Gomez Osorio, Camilo;Gomez Osorio, Camilo;Waithe, Kimberly;Waithe, Kimberly;Waithe, Kimberly;Waithe, Kimberly;Blenman, Shamar;Blenman, Shamar;Blenman, Shamar;Blenman, Shamar

    Date: Oct, 2017

    Together for Prosperity is a macro-fiscal and social overview of how OECS member countries jointly faced challenges and achieved greater welfare over the past decade. By operating as a single currency union, countries achieved per capita GDP growth three times higher than the Latin American average (1980-2016). Growth was volatile and testament to the vulnerability of small island developing states to external shocks. Monetary policy was conducive to growth and maintained price and exchange rate stability. Despite the deterioration of public finances after 2009, which resulted from a combination of loose fiscal policy and the impact of natural disasters, the OECS countries would be on track to meet their public debt target of 60% of GDP by 2030 with additional fiscal consolidation efforts. In health, the OECS made remarkable progress in maternal and childcare and in education outcomes at the primary and secondary levels. Private sector performance was mixed despite having an investment-friendly environment. The six independent member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


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