This publication presents workshop conclusions about the impact of participatory governance on the lives of citizens, the organization of civil society, the contours of state reform, and most broadly, the quality of democracy. Authors Brian Wampler and Stephanie McNulty offer case studies, policy recommendations, and a new research agenda that will reshape our understanding of the role participatory institutions can play in improving democracies and public life. MORE
Developing country urban areas pose both challenges and unique opportunities in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This seminar will address these challenges as well as community initiatives and rights based responses to HIV/AIDS in resource poor countries. The event will be webcast from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET) from this site.
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID, the International Housing Coalition, the World Bank, and Cities Alliance are teaming up a fourth time to co-sponsor an academic paper competition for graduate and PhD level students focused on challenges facing urban centers in the developing world.
Paper contribution to the January 2009 seminar on community resilience
July 2008 – UNICEF and WHO release new report on global water supply and sanitation. Data shows improved water access, but lag in proper sanitation.
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
It's Good to Talk, but Better to Listen: The Tanbou project harnesses people power to combat corruption in Haiti
Paper contribution to the April 2011 seminar on post-disaster community engagement.