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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 →
Défis des finances publiques locales en Afrique

Défis des finances publiques locales en Afrique

Le présent rapport examine les défis fondamentaux à relever dans le financement des administrations publiques locales, les principales sources de recettes des collectivités locales et l’expérience acquise dans la fourniture de services durables. Il étudie également les systèmes et pratiques innovantes de gestion financière appliqués en Afrique. Cette analyse est complétée par une étude de cas consacrée à la ville de Gaborone (Botswana). Enfin, nous proposons certaines pistes pour l’amélioration des finances locales sur le continent africain. More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in the Republic of Korea

Housing Finance Mechanisms in the Republic of Korea

This publication is an evaluation housing finance mechanisms in Republic of Korea. 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 Bolivia

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Bolivia

This report reviews the housing finance mechanisms and instruments in Bolivia. More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Peru

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Peru

This report examines the nature and scope of the housing problem in Peru. More info →
Housing Finance Systems In South Africa

Housing Finance Systems In South Africa

This report examines the housing finance mechanisms in South Africa. More info →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Indonesia

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Indonesia

This report examines the nature and scope of the housing problem, the housing sector and the financial sector in Indonesia. More info →
Housing for All: The Challenges of Affordability,Accessibility and Sustainability

Housing for All: The Challenges of Affordability,Accessibility and Sustainability

This report provides a comprehensive review of the challenges for low and moderate income housing. It focuses on the issues of affordability, accessibility and sustainability in resolving the housing problem. 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 →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Mexico

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Mexico

This report examines the housing finance system in Mexico. More info →
Manual on the right to water and sanitation

Manual on the right to water and sanitation

The Manual on the Right to Water and Sanitation is designed to assist policy makers and practitioners in implementing the right to water and sanitation. 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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