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This is a free public access database with approximately 4,000 proven solutions to the common social, economic and environmental problems. The database allows you to search for a practice via simple or advanced search options.
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Promising Practices

The classification “promising practice” denotes those practices that have been assessed as:
  • Covering relevant thematic areas
  • Having the basic elements of the minimum criteria
  • Showing good potential
      but
  • Not existing for long enough for meaningful assessment – usually less than two years
When submitted for UN-Habitat Awards, practices assessed as promising are provided substantive feedback, and encouraged to apply in the following cycle.

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TitleOrganisation TypeCountryYear 
Community Restoration of watersheds in Chikwawa District of MalawiLocal AuthorityMalawi2016
Arte y Juventud por la PazNon-Governmental OrganisationColombia2012
Capacity Building Training for 50 Artisanal Cooperatives in South Lebanon Non-Governmental OrganisationLebanon2012
“ Peyvand SoftwareLocal AuthorityIran2016
“Nice city, Nice Citizen” Training FestivalNon-Governmental OrganisationIran2016
+Ciudad - Active Public Spaces for a Sustainable CommunityLocal AuthorityPeru2016
A UNIQUE MODEL OF fighting Urban Poverty IN KERALA THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION India2006
A woman’s right is in her own hand’ (in Dutch: ‘Het recht van de vrouw ligt in haar eigen hand’) Netherlands2006
ACHIEVING THE COMMON GOOD ‘COMMUNITIZING’ NEIGHBORHOODS India2006
Action, prevention-cure!" Preparing adolescent girls for motherhood and the better care of their children (Stage 2 of the initiative begun in 2002) Argentina2006
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