Using the Database
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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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
- 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.