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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 →
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 →
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 →
Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

Hong Kong and Singapore have achieved a great deal in solving the housing problems for their people at all levels. 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 →
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 →
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 →
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