Policy Briefs & Reports

Compendium of Inspiring Practices on Urban-Rural Linkages: Implementation of Guiding Principles and Framework for Action to Advance Integrated Territorial Development: UN Habitat

Shubhagato Dasgupta, Anju Dwivedi, Shaivi Kulsreshtha


September 26, 2023

The 3rd edition of the Compendium published by UN Habitat is a compilation of 17 case studies to show case examples on urban-rural linkages from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Thematically, it covers mobility, heritage and culture, basic services, technology, ecosystems, governance, urban and territorial planning, and food systems. The case studies highlight the role national and subnational governments can play in strengthening urban-rural linkages through joint initiatives. This includes the multi-level, multi-sector, multi-stakeholder approaches to the governance of urban and rural areas.

The Compendium provides inspiring examples of integrated efforts that apply the principles and actions of the Urban Rural Linkages, where SCI-FI’s intervention on Urban-Rural Convergence on Faecal Sludge Management in Dhenkanal, Odisha (page 72) is included, titled ‘Republic of India, Odisha, Dhenkanal District’ authored by Shubhagato Dasgupta, Anju Dwivedi and Shaivi Kulshrestha from CPR SCI-FI.