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The Competitiveness of Cities

The Competitiveness of Cities

The study of urban competitiveness is central to the achievement of the development goals each population sets for itself. More info →
The Sub Prime Crisis: The Crisis of Over-Spending

The Sub Prime Crisis: The Crisis of Over-Spending

The subprime crisis refers to the collapse of subprime mortgage markets in the United States due to the sharp rise in foreclosures beginning in 2006, which led to the failure, merger, and government bailout of leading American financial institutions and enterprises. More info →
Community Development Fund in Thailand

Community Development Fund in Thailand

The Community Development Fund in Thailand has showed to be a very powerful development tool to address urban poverty and affordable housing at a national scale. More info →
La microfinanciación de la vivienda , Hacia la configuración de un nuevo

La microfinanciación de la vivienda , Hacia la configuración de un nuevo

Este documento tiene por objeto presentar las consideraciones más relevantes de los trabajos adelantados en el marco del proyecto “Desarrollo de las microfinanzas para la vivienda”, financiado a través de First Initiative, e indicar como se fue estructurando la cooperación internacional que ha recibido el Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial —MAVDT— para el fortalecimiento del sector financiero, especialmente de las microfinanzas, en el marco de la financiación de la vivienda. More info →
Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning – Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 4 – Action Guide: action ideas and case studies

Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning – Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 4 – Action Guide: action ideas and case studies

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 →
Property Tax Regimes in East Africa  Global Urban Economic Dialogue series

Property Tax Regimes in East Africa Global Urban Economic Dialogue series

The report covers three basic issues: property tax legislation and practice, the significance and magnitude of property tax revenue, and the prospects of property taxation in the three East African countries - Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. More info →
Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Housing Finance

Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Housing Finance

The report arises out of special session on the global financial crisis organised by UN-HABITAT in 2008. More info →
Financing Affordable Housing in Europe

Financing Affordable Housing in Europe

This evaluation of social housing finance in Europe is placed in the context of the purpose of social housing, the sources of funds and the institutions that are used for provision. More info →
State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009 – Harmonious Cities

State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009 – Harmonious Cities

Half of humanity now lives in cities, and within two decades, nearly 60 per cent of the world’s people will be urban dwellers. More info →
Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning – Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 3 – Toolkit: tools to support the planning process

Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning – Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 3 – Toolkit: tools to support the planning process

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 →
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