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Community Currencies as means of Local Economic Empowerment

Case studies and best practices

Community currencies have emerged as a tool for building more inclusive local economic development and governance. Grassroots organisations in Nairobi and Mombasa (Kenya) have been experimenting with this form of local monies. Communities in informal settlements in Kisumu have shown interest in introducing their own community currency. Challenges remain concerning the best diffusion strategy of such grassroots monetary innovations among communities and local governments. This policy brief focuses on how to involve residents, civil society, small entrepreneurs as well as local government officers and politicians so as to increase local representation and participation in this grassroots innovation.

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Localization of the SDGs in Maniema - Provincial Report

Available in English

Developed with technical and financial support from UNDP as part of a participatory and inclusive process, this report presents the SDG priorities of the North Kivu province that rhyme with its specif...

Developed by Province du Maniema (RDC), UDNP

Posted by Fabienne Perucca

Case studies and best practices

Reforming urban laws in Africa: a practical guide

Available in English

The guide aims to create and strengthen law-making processes that build and secure the legal rights of all people living in all urban areas to be governed fairly, live safely,earn a living and partici...

Developed by African Centre for Cities (ACC), Cities...

Posted by Fabienne Perucca

Tools : Multilevel Governance

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