Research and Development

We are constantly learning and developing new methodologies

Social Impact Bonds

The private capital that is mobilized by the Social Impact Bond (SIB) pre-finances service providers’ operations that pursue the resolution of certain ‘social issues’. In case the service provision is successful and the service provider’s operations generate the intended outcome (e.g. reduction of youth unemployment, successful reintegration of ex-prisoners) the government will pay for the outcome. In this model, government’s risk is reduced. LIFTcities wants to exploit the potential of this relatively new financial instrument and develop it further.

Supervision of Students

  • Relocation Strategy for Communities settled in flood Prone areas – A case study in the Bwaise neighbourhood Kampala – Glen Olli – Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, ITC/ University of Twente
  • Determinants of in-situ flood damage mitigation in Bwaise 3, Kampala, Uganda – Simbarashe Chereni- Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, ITC/ University of Twente
  • Contributing to a Syrian Future – an analysis of the provision of education to Syrian refugee children in Istanbul and suggestions for improvements – Maarten Kaptein – University of Utrecht, Faculty of Cultural Anthropology

Conferences

  • LANDac 2016: Annual International Conference on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development. LIFT cities was chair at the panel Human Cities Coalition – Forming Coalitions of the Willing.

IMG_8499 Bwaise Kampala IMG_8797 Gulu Uganda