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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Fiscal Decentralisation in Philippines

Fiscal Decentralisation in Philippines

This report examines the fiscal decentralisation experience in Philippines. Since 1991, the central government has devolved significant spending, taxing, and borrowing powers to local governments. 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. 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 →
Housing and Urban Upgrading in Yantai

Housing and Urban Upgrading in Yantai

This report examines the housing problems in China about two decades ago. More info →
Economic Role of Cities

Economic Role of Cities

This report examines the economic role of cities. More info →
Community-Based Housing Finance Initiatives

Community-Based Housing Finance Initiatives

This report examines one of the main innovations and trends in community-based housing finance initiatives - the Community Mortgage Programme in Philippines. More info →
Hábitat y financiación , Una estrategia para la lucha contra la pobreza

Hábitat y financiación , Una estrategia para la lucha contra la pobreza

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Celebrados ya los 15 años de nuestra Constitución de 1991, y sin dejar atrás las heridas y los efectos políticos del aleve ataque terrorista a las torres gemelas del World Trade Center de Nueva York, e inmersos en la interesante discusión que se viene adelantando en el país sobre la forma como debemos transitar civilizadamente en la discusión de nuestros necesarios e inevitables conflictos, hemos vuelto nuevamente nuestros ojos a la discusión sobre las alternativas de política para financiar a las personas, familias y hogares más necesitados, con el fin de mejorar su calidad de vida, orientando el gasto público para la construcci ón de hábitats dignos donde se logre el disfrute efectivo de los derechos humanos. 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 →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Mexico

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Mexico

This report examines the housing finance system in Mexico. More info →
Guide to Municipal Finance

Guide to Municipal Finance

This Guide to Municipal Finance describes the current issues in municipal finance and the ways in which local governments finance services and infrastructure. 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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