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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 →
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 →
Low Income Housing in China

Low Income Housing in China

This report discribes the main challenges for low income housing and approaches for tackling low income housing in China. 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 →
Les Partenariats Public-Prive – dans le logement et el development urbain
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Economic Role of Cities

Economic Role of Cities

This report examines the economic role of cities. More info →
Gender and Economic Development

Gender and Economic Development

This report surveys research and policy in the field of gender and economic development, with particular emphasis on economic literature and practice. More info →
Public-Private Partnership in Housing and Urban Development

Public-Private Partnership in Housing and Urban Development

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 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 →
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 →
Microfinance, Poverty Reduction and Millennium Development Goals

Microfinance, Poverty Reduction and Millennium Development Goals

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 →
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