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Despite growing numbers of international development organisations focused at the municipal level, donors are still reluctant to provide ODA (official development assistance) directly to local governments, a situation which Rowan Fraser argues needs to change.

Home-based workers in South Asia number in the tens of millions yet remain invisible in urban planning. Shalini Sinha argues that housing and zoning must be reconceived with a focus on home as workplace.

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