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Report on land value capture tools applicability: Development of land value capture and private investment options

The World Bank funded Can Tho Urban Development and Resilience Project (CTUDRP) is designed to increase the City’s physical, financial and social resilience to adverse hydro-meteorological events, by financing infrastructure to protect the urban core from flooding and guiding the development in higher land. The project will support the construction of an embankment along the river Can Tho and also the improvement of local tidal management and drainage systems. It will also help increase intra-city connectivity by constructing two road projects and encourage new urban development in the less flood-prone area of Cai Rang, on the opposite bank of Can Tho river. The total investment planned is USD 322 million with the World Bank funding of USD 250 million, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) funding of USD 10 million and the city government funding of USD 62 million. The current report is the third deliverable of the assignment. The report aims at defining the land value capture strategy for Can Tho taking a broader view of land-based fiscal tools (LBFT). It differentiates the land value capture tools from the general land-based fiscal tools and also identifies the conditions under which the real estate market can effectively support the land value capture policies. Considering the macro-economic, demographic and real estate market conditions of Can Tho, the report presents the critical reforms for Can Tho that need to be implemented in the short term and also defines the land-based fiscal tools that Can Tho may implement in the future.

Swiss Peace Supporter 2/2019

On 23 June 1999, the Federal Council made the decision to participate in the UN military peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. Since then, 620 women and 7,880 men have been involved in peacekeeping operations with the ‘Swiss Company’, abbreviated to SWISSCOY. This latest edition of ‘Swiss Peace Supporter’ tracks the progress of the peacekeeping mission. It also includes eye-witness reports of election monitoring in Ukraine and Nigeria.

AVIS28: Switzerland in the world 2028

What will the world look like in ten years? Which trends could become stronger in the future and what impact will they have on people and society? On behalf of Federal Councillor Cassis, a working group with experts from science, business and civil society, the President of the Conference of Cantonal Governments and high-ranking FDFA officials discussed ideas on how Switzerland should position itself in terms of foreign policy for the world of tomorrow. The report "Switzerland in the World 2028" analyses the drivers of change and derives consequences for foreign policy.

The UN is reviewing how it operates to achieve the sustainable development goals

Switzerland's contribution to the enlarged EU: 2018 Annual Report

Information on the results achieved in the last three remaining country programmes that are still under way, e.g. mine clearance in Croatia, the promotion of SMEs in Romania and decommissioned trams from Basel improving Bulgaria's public transport system. The report also briefly explains the background to the second Swiss contribution to selected EU member countries.

Report on Sustainable Urbanization in Viet Nam: Recommendations to Improve the Legal Framework

This report has been prepared as part of GIZ support to the Ministry of Construction (MoC) under the Mekong Urban Flood Proofing and Drainage Programme, which has overall objectives to improve the capacity of national and local authorities on urban resilience through the development of nation-wide standards and policies relevant to urban drainage and reduction of flood risks; and to reduce urban flood risk and improve early warning in three cities in the Mekong Delta. The report has been prepared at a time when there are significant changes happening to the urban planning and management systems in Viet Nam. The introduction of a new Law on Planning in late 2017 has necessitated a fundamental rethink of planning approaches in all sectors. At the same time, in the urban sector new legislation in the form of a Law on Urban Management and Development is being prepared and will be submitted to the National Assembly in 2020 and further initiatives in relation to smart cities, green growth and climate resilience indicate the direction of urban development that is a priority in Viet Nam.

The development of regional Coordination in the Mekong Delta

Establishing effective regional coordination in the Mekong Delta is a government priority and important for stable socio-economic and infrastructure development for the region. Presently, the delta faces significant challenges. With a population of over 20 million, the delta is vulnerable to the impact of the climate change and other factors, including floods, rising seawater, hydropower projects in the river basin, uncontrolled river-sand over-exploitation, change of land use, land subsidence, coastal and riverbank erosion as well as air, water and land pollution. Floods, in particular, are part of life in the delta, and, in normal conditions, can bring multiple benefits with farming and resource management systems adjusted to them, but changing conditions can make their location, duration and intensity unpredictable, with devastating impacts. This report represents perspectives and recommendations from the Office of the Government, ministries and leaders from 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta. Many of these issues, which are central to the future development of the Mekong Delta, cannot be addressed through existing planning mechanism, which are inherently fragmented and do not provide a means to consider the delta as a coherent whole. An effective and efficient approach to key planning challenges such as water management, disaster mitigation, ecosystems degradation, transport, electricity supply and other core services need to be based, at least in part, through mechanisms based on the close collaboration between provinces.

Swiss Peace Supporter 1/2019

Switzerland's successful history of international peace support operations began 30 years ago with a contingent dispatched to the United Nations mission in Namibia. This edition of Swiss Peace Supporter looks back on the contributions made by Switzerland to peace support operations since 1989. A captivating account by Adolf Ogi and reports from the field will give you an insight into Switzerland's engagement in the UN.

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