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An exclusive interview with the Open Government Partnership Local Program

When the Open Government Partnership was founded in 2011 by nine civil society members and eight national government leaders— including former President Obama— to create more responsive, transparent and accountable governments around the world, the unique collaboration between governments and civil society organizations worked solely at the national level. But the world is rapidly becoming […]

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What blockchain will mean for international development

New technologies, and new applications for existing ones, are redefining the international development space, and could have incredible implications for housing and urban development. In particular, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and other DLTs, (Distributed Ledger Technologies) are posed to present groundbreaking opportunities for global humanitarian and development initiatives. If you don’t know much about these platforms, you’re not […]

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How do we raise awareness around the global housing crisis?

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married last weekend at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, they didn’t simply walk down the aisle- they walked straight into the hearts and minds of millions of people from around the world, whether it was through binoculars, televisions or iPhones. But the talk and tizzy around the wedding […]

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An afternoon with Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif

The sixth-floor board room of The Woodrow Wilson Center was buzzing with impatient chatter. The crowd pulsed with energy, as people edged past each other on the way to and from the buffet table, exchanging business cards and hopes for the upcoming presentation. “Is she here? When is she coming?” someone murmured to their neighbor […]

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Uganda Property Show Interviews IHC Global’s Sylvia Luchini

Sylvia Luchini, the managing director of IHC Global’s Chicago office, had the pleasure of sitting down with the NTV Property Show in Kampala, Uganda, in November 2017, during IHC Global’s pilot project analyzing property rights and markets through a gender lens. In the interview, Luchini discussed IHC Global’s mission to support sustainable and inclusive urban […]

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Judith Hermanson explains why a smart city has to be a just city

During WUF9 in Kuala Lumpur at the Next City World Stage, IHC Global unveiled “Smart City. Just City.,” an initiative that aims to bring the rising tide of urban data, technology, and efficiency together with the movement to increase inclusiveness and equity in cities. To a packed and curious crowd, IHC Global President and CEO Judith […]

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With a new Bloomberg survey, American mayors have their say

If there’s a lesson the world has been learning through this era of rapid urban development, it is to listen to the mayors. In the last few years, mayors from around the world have become increasingly vocal about the global and local issues that are important to their cities, from climate change to affordable housing […]

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World Bank Land and Poverty Conference Week 2018

Action from Every Angle: Approaches to Advancing Property Rights From Habitat III to the World Urban Forum and beyond, IHC Global has been committed to ensuring women’s property rights under the New Urban Agenda through advocacy, analysis and action. In a world where women own less than 20% of registered land and face countless obstacles […]

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