Welcome to the e-Institute. This unique global portal is designed to support self-motivated learners who want to get up to speed on the latest development trends, enhance their skills, and share knowledge through on-line learning communities.... Read More
This course provides participants with a functional and integrated understanding of the dynamics of urban land use and demonstrates how to effectively utilize policies and planning instruments to manage urban growth and achieve sustainable, equitable and efficient development outcomes.
The course will enhance the capacity of local governments, particularly of medium and large cities, on municipal finances, including revenue management, expenditure management, managing local assets and services, managing external resource mobilization, and performance measurement. The focus will be on providing tools and how-to instruments to improve the management and transparency of local finances.
Street Addressing is an invaluable tool for city management, although often misunderstood. It provides an opportunity to (a) create or update a map of the city that can be used by different municipal departments, (b) conduct a systematic survey that collects targeted information on the city, its services, businesses and population and (c) set up a database on the built environment that is, too often, unavailable. Information collected is associated with an address, thus making it locatable.
The key objective of the e-learning course is to develop capacity amongst those policy makers and practitioners responsible for urban transport planning and decision making, to understand urban transport in all relevant dimensions, and develop urban transport plans, programs and projects that are more integrated and sustainable.
This course provides an introduction to the challenges and opportunities of existing and future informal settlements, and how adopting upgrading can be an effective policy to address informality in different contexts.
To help support reform in the water and sanitation sector, the World Bank Institute has developed this course to provide government officials, senior managers of utilities, and technical staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools for initiating and sustaining reform. The course consists of lessons, case studies, and exercises supports stakeholders to reform water utility programs.
This course designed for practitioners strives to enhance the communities' and local governments' capacity to design, implement and manage effective and sustainable crime and violence prevention and reduction programs.
This introductory course familiarizes development practitioners with contemporary concepts and practices in disaster management and discusses the paradigm shift from re-active to pro-active approaches in this cross cutting field of development.
The course will expose city officials and practitioners to cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, policy and programs stock tacking and gaps analysis, and finance access. The discussion will also focus on decision making under uncertainty to identifying options and establishing priorities to make the city more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters.