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Guide to Financing Infrastructure and Basic Services

Guide to Financing Infrastructure and Basic Services

This guide introduces the infrastructure development needs in developing countries. It introduces different models for infrastructure and basic services More info →
Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide – State of the World’s Cities 2010/2011

Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide – State of the World’s Cities 2010/2011

The world's urban population now exceeds the world's rural population. More info →
Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local através do Planejamento Estratégico , Volume 1 (Portuguese Language Version)

Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local através do Planejamento Estratégico , Volume 1 (Portuguese Language Version)

Este manual é o primeiro volume da série Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local (DEL) através de Planejamento Estratégico. More info →
Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 4

Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 4

Sans des institutions locales fortes et un personnel motivé, la réforme de la décentralisation et des établissements humains ne donnera pas les résultats escomptés en matière de développement. More info →
Financing Urban Development around Lake Victoria

Financing Urban Development around Lake Victoria

The publication is a toolkit specifically prepared to help local authorities raise internal and external resources to finance implementation of priority projects and programmes. More info →
Unleashing the Economic Potential of African Cities

Unleashing the Economic Potential of African Cities

Rapid urbanisation in Africa threatens disaster if it just multiplies the problems of overcrowding, squalor, destitution and degradation. More info →
Housing as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction in Ghana

Housing as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction in Ghana

The need to provide adequate, suitable and equitable housing has remained a major priority of every government. More info →
Promouvoir le développement économique local par la planification stratégique. , Volume 1 (French Language Version)

Promouvoir le développement économique local par la planification stratégique. , Volume 1 (French Language Version)

Sans des institutions locales fortes et un personnel motivé, la réforme de la décentralisation et des établissements humains ne donnera pas les résultats escomptés en matière de développement. More info →
Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 3

Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 3

Sans des institutions locales fortes et un personnel motivé, la réforme de la décentralisation et des établissements humains ne donnera pas les résultats escomptés en matière de développement. More info →
Impact of Climate Change on Urban Residents in Colombia

Impact of Climate Change on Urban Residents in Colombia

This is about the impact of climate change on urban residents in Colombia More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Brazil

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Brazil

The real estate credit system used in Brazil for residential housing (known as the Housing Finance System-SFH), was created in 1964. More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Thailand

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Thailand

The report sets the Thai economy as a background for examining the housing finance system. More info →
Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 2

Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 2

Sans des institutions locales fortes et un personnel motivé, la réforme de la décentralisation et des établissements humains ne donnera pas les résultats escomptés en matière de développement. More info →
Fiscal Decentralisation in Japan

Fiscal Decentralisation in Japan

Japanese fiscal system places a high premium on tax and expenditure harmonization and on the control by higher level governments. More info →
Challenges of Municipal Finance in Africa; with special reference to Gaborone city, Botswana

Challenges of Municipal Finance in Africa; with special reference to Gaborone city, Botswana

Urbanization in the last 20 years has become one of the most important trends in human settlement development and the prospects of all developing countries continue to be deeply affected by rapid urban population growth. More info →
Asset-Based Approach to Community Development and Capacity Building

Asset-Based Approach to Community Development and Capacity Building

This report consists of five parts. Part one traces the origins of the debates surrounding conventional and alternative approaches to community development, against the broader backdrops of ‘need vs. asset’ and ‘people vs. place’ distinctions. More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in India

Housing Finance Mechanisms in India

India is home to over 1.1 billion people. With about one in every sixth person in the world living in India, housing perforce assumes significant importance. More info →
Community Land Trusts: Affordable Access to Land and Housing

Community Land Trusts: Affordable Access to Land and Housing

The Community Land Trust (CLT) is an increasingly important strategy for addressing affordability of land and housing for low- to moderate-income residents of communities throughout the United States. More info →
Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning: Local Economic Development (LED)

Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning: Local Economic Development (LED)

The Local Economic Development (LED) series is a resource for local governments, businesses and civil society organizations to help them initiate and implement local economic development interventions through a strategic planning process. More info →
HÁBITAT Y POBREZA , LOS OBJETIVOS DE DESARROLLO DEL MILENIO DESDE LA CIUDAD (Spanish Language Version)

HÁBITAT Y POBREZA , LOS OBJETIVOS DE DESARROLLO DEL MILENIO DESDE LA CIUDAD (Spanish Language Version)

Vivimos en una gran transformación a nivel global; una mutación antropológica y por lo tanto cultural, basada en la incorporación masiva de las tecnologías informáticas, en la descentralización productiva y la creación de la empresa en red, así no lo indican; dicho proceso viene acompañado de una reestructuración de los principales mercados de la sociedad: el del trabajo, que en forma acelerada marcha hacia la flexibilización y, hasta el momento, la precarización de la existencia de millones de personas More info →
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