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Property Tax Regimes in Europe

Property Tax Regimes in Europe

Following a widely used structure for describing property tax systems, this report provides a survey of European property tax regimes. Distinguishing the various other categories of taxes on property, it focuses on recurrent taxes on immovable property. More info →
Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction and Economic Development in Africa

Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction and Economic Development in Africa

This report evaluates the role of infrastructure in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. More info →
Guide to Preparing a Housing Finance Strategy: Human Settlements Financing Tools and Best Practices

Guide to Preparing a Housing Finance Strategy: Human Settlements Financing Tools and Best Practices

his guide sets out the key elements of a housing finance strategy and the process of developing a housing finance strategy, including the study of housing demand, identifying available resources, market forces and strategies to accomplishing housing finance goals and objectives. More info →
The Role of Government in the Housing Market , The Experiences from Asia

The Role of Government in the Housing Market , The Experiences from Asia

The diversity of Asia provides unique opportunities for examining the effectiveness of different policies and instruments. More info →
Financing Urban Shelter (Abridged Edition GRHS 2005- Arabic language version)

Financing Urban Shelter (Abridged Edition GRHS 2005- Arabic language version)

This publication is a abridged edition of Financing Urban Shelter: Gobal Report on Human Settlements 2005 More info →
Fiscal Decentralisation in Zambia, The Global Urban Economic Dialogue Series

Fiscal Decentralisation in Zambia, The Global Urban Economic Dialogue Series

This report examines the economic role of cities. It illustrates the important contributions of cities to national economic development and poverty reduction. More info →
Organisation, Management and Evaluation of Housing Cooperatives in Kenya

Organisation, Management and Evaluation of Housing Cooperatives in Kenya

In the past fifty years, there has been an unprecedented increase in urban population which directly translates into a mushrooming of slums worldwide. More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Zimbabwe

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Zimbabwe

The report focuses on key aspects and innovative instruments/practices that are specific to Zimbabwe. More info →
Municipal Finance and Urban Development

Municipal Finance and Urban Development

Municipal Finance of Urban Development was prepared as a background paper for the UN-Habitat Global Report 2005. Financing Urban Shelter and a summary was included as Chapter 3 of the Global Report under the title, Municipal Finance: Conditions and Trends. More info →
Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

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Hong Kong and Singapore have achieved a great deal in solving the housing problems for their people at all levels. More info →
Small Town Development Approaches, The Global Urban Economic Dialogue Series (Series title)

Small Town Development Approaches, The Global Urban Economic Dialogue Series (Series title)

This publication is a collection of case studies which demonstrate successful approaches to small town development. More info →
Informal Settlements and Finance in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Informal Settlements and Finance in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

This report examines urbanization rates in Tanzania and its impacts on housing provision. More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Chile

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Chile

This report evaluates the housing finance mechanism in Chile, with special attention to the issues of affordability, efficiency, effectiveness and stability. More info →
Broad-Based Partnerships as a Strategy for Urban Livability: An Evaluation of Best Practices

Broad-Based Partnerships as a Strategy for Urban Livability: An Evaluation of Best Practices

After brief discussion of governance as a context for approaches to combating poverty, this paper presents tri-sector partnerships as an emerging strategy with the potential of being more effective than more narrowly conceived public-private partnerships. 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 →
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 →
State of the World’s Cities 2010/2011- Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide

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

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 →
The Role of Cities in Productive Transformation

The Role of Cities in Productive Transformation

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Productive transformation policies have gained renewed prominence in recent years. In both developed and developing countries, governments and private sector actors have begun planning and implementing programmes and instruments for private sector development; cluster promotion and value chain; as well as supply chain approaches linked to infrastructure provision, innovation and equity. More info →
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