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This portal provides a gateway to further useful websites, apps, and complementary knowledge hubs developed by other organisations engaging in urban development issues. If you are searching for additional information from a particular region, theme, or specific type of knowledge hub or database, use the filtering tools to assist.

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Adaptation Knowledge Portal: The Adaptation Knowledge Portal is a product of the Nairobi Work Programme, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change knowledge-for-action hub for climate adaptation and resilience. It builds on the worldwide contributions of policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to offer first-hand information and actionable knowledge for end-users.


Africa Portal: The Africa Portal is a digital platform for think leaders across the continent and beyond to share their informed perspectives on matters related to African development, economics and politics. The Africa Portal curates a comprehensive collection of research material with their library holding over 5 000 research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs.


Africa SDG Index and Dashboards: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the SDG Centre for Africa hosts an online Africa SDG Index and Dashboards portal. The portal tracks 51 African countries’ progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and displays the data in either an index or a dashboard format.


African Food Security Urban Network: AFSUN was founded in 2008 to address the crisis of food insecurity in Africa’s rapidly-growing towns and cities. AFSUN aims to improve the knowledge base of the dimensions and causes of urban food insecurity in Africa and to develop and advocate for international, national and local policies to enhance food and nutrition security.


Africapolis: Produced by the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club, Africapolis.org is the only comprehensive and standardised geospatial database on cities and urbanisation dynamics in Africa. Combining demographic sources, satellite and aerial imagery and other cartographic sources, it is designed to enable comparative and long-term analyses of urban dynamics - covering 7 500 agglomerations in 50 countries.


ASSAf Research Repository: The Academy of Science of South Africa's Research Repository is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material.


Atlas of Urban Expansion: "The NYU Urban Expansion Program at the Marron Institute of Urban Management and the Stern School of Business of New York University, in partnership with UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, has initiated a multi-phase research effort to monitor the quantitative and qualitative aspects of global urban expansion."


Benchmarking Housing Construction Costs in Africa: The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa has developed a detailed breakdown of housing construction costs in fifteen African countries. In this dashboard, we explore the variations of housing construction costs across countries and cities while also drilling down to cost components which expose the highs and lows and raising questions around the differences.


C40 Knowledge Hub: The Knowledge Hub of C40, which is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.

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