International Organisations and the Programmes

Name Language Programme Case Studies Programme Evaluation / Indicators Description
APEC English -- -- The website does not provide specific best practices or case studies, however, cooperation policies among the countries in the region are fully explained.
APEIS Good Practices Inventory English -- -- Searchable database for policy-makers and other stakeholders to assist in decision-making.
APFED Database of Good Practices English -- -- Searchable database of best policy practices and capacity-building programmes.
ASEAN English -- -- The ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC) was formed in June 2003 to develop strategies and action plans to drive the RESCP. The AWGESC is chaired by Singapore.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) English Available Available Project documents and evaluation reports are available.
Global Environmental Facilities (GEF) English Available Not available --
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) English -- -- Contains statistical data and guidelines of member states.
RISPO Strategic Policy Options English -- -- A collection of innovative policies to promote development strategies to recommend directions to policy-makers.
Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC) English Available Some available This site contains information about projects conducted in developing countries and cooperation through replication.
The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI) English Available Not available TUGI is a UNDP project and is executed by the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Its major objective is to contribute to making cities in the Asia-Pacific region more livable by strengthening capacities, promoting good governance principles, and enhancing the tools available to urban administrators and decision makers.
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) English / Japanese -- -- UNCRD mainly focuses on research activities. Information on the website includes ongoing efforts and academic analyses.
UNCHS (HABITAT) English / French / Spanish Available Available The Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme (BLP) is a global network of institutions dedicated to the identification and exchange of successful solutions for sustainable development. The BLP partners' network identifies initiatives in such areas as housing, urban development and governance, the environment, economic development, social inclusion, crime prevention, poverty reduction, women, youth, infrastructure and social services. To obtain full documentation, a fee is required.
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) English Available Available Information on technical cooperation projects in environmental field. Most cases are city/municipal specific or sector specific, i.e. cleaner production, environmental management.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) English Available Available --
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) English Available Some available Virtual Conference - integrating environmental consideration into economic policy making processes. Selected case studies on environment-related practices in ESCAP region at national and local level.
UNEP/International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP/IETC) English / Japanese Available Available This website contains information on best practices, as well as environmental technologies (maESTro).
UNESCO Management of Social Transformation (MOST) English Available Available  
Urban Management Programme for Asia and the Pacific (UMP-ASIA) -- Available Available Maintained by UNCHS (HABITAT), with focus on Asia-Pacific.
WHO Healthy Cities Project English Available Available --
World Bank (IBRD) English Available -- --

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


Environment Section
Environment and Sustainable Development Division
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Bangkok 10200 Thailand
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Institute for Global Environmental Strategies


Kitakyushu Initiative Network Secretariat
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Kitakyushu City 802-0001 Japan
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