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Series: Global Urban Economic Dialogue
This guide introduces the infrastructure development needs in developing countries. It introduces different models for infrastructure and basic services More info →
Rapid urbanisation in Africa threatens disaster if it just multiplies the problems of overcrowding, squalor, destitution and degradation. More info →
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 →
This report examines how the public-private partnership (PPP) model can be applied to help promote sustainable housing and urban development for countries around the world. More info →
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 →
The report arises out of special session on the global financial crisis organised by UN-HABITAT in 2008. More info →
Microfinance has ushered in a new understanding of the needs of the poor and the potential for financial services to enable the poor to escape from poverty. More info →
This report evaluates the role of infrastructure in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. More info →
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 →
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 →
This report examines the economic role of cities. It illustrates the important contributions of cities to national economic development and poverty reduction. More info →
This publication is a collection of case studies which demonstrate successful approaches to small town development. More info →