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    Economic Development:

  1. Alexandria Small Business Association - Egypt
  2. Bangladesh THRESHOLD 21 Model - USA
  3. City Management in Tilburg: Past, Present and Future - The Netherlands
  4. Conventional Solid Waste Management and Alternative Approaches - Peru
  5. The Development and Reconstruction of the City Center of Beirut - Lebanon
  6. Gender Sensitive Approach to Shelter Issues of the Urban Poor - India
  7. Institutionalizing Community-Based Development - Cote d'Ivoire
  8. Lesotho Urban Upgrading Project (LUUP) - Lesotho
  9. Local Initiatives Program, Lublin - Poland
  10. National Association of "Recicladores" - Colombia
  11. Self-Contained Housing Delivery System - Thailand
  12. Soweto: Mobilising the Community - South Africa
  13. Third Regional Plan for New York Tri-state Region - USA
  14. World/BRIDGE Initiative - USA

Source of Best Practice Information:
all of the programme summaries are taken from the Best Practices Database compiled by UN-Habitat and with the support of the UNESCO-MOST Clearing House. The database is extensive and contains 700 examples of good and best practices which were reviewed and judged by independent technical committees and juries for the Habitat II City Summit in Istanbul in 1996, and for the Dubai International Awards for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment, in 1998. The summaries of selected good and best practices are included in the MOST Database because of their particular relevance to or impact on poverty eradication and on social cohesion. More information on the Best Practices Database, the Best Practices & Local Leadership Programme and the Dubai International Awards can be obtained by contacting:

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