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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 →
    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 →
    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 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 →
    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 →
    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 →
    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 →
    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 →
    Le Budget Participatif en Afrique – Manuel de formation pour les pays francophone – Volume II Methodes et Approches
    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 →
    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 →
    Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning: Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 5 – Trainer’s Guide (Series title)

    Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning: Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 5 – Trainer’s Guide (Series title)

    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 →
    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 →
    Le Budget Participatif en Afrique – Manuel de formation pour les pays francophone

    Le Budget Participatif en Afrique – Manuel de formation pour les pays francophone

    Le budget participatif apparaît de plus en plus comme une rénovation des pratiques d’administration municipale propre à promouvoir les principes de bonne gouvernance urbaine. More info →
    Financing Urban Shelter – Global Report on Human Settlements

    Financing Urban Shelter – Global Report on Human Settlements

    Financing Urban Shelter presents the first global assessment of housing finance systems, placing shelter and urban development challenges within the overall context of macroeconomic policies. The report describes and analyzes housing finance conditions and trends in all regions of the world, including formal housing finance mechanisms, microfinance and community funding, highlighting their relevance to the upgrading of slums. Recent policy developments in the area of shelter finance are discussed at the international and national levels. The report also examines policy directions that could be taken to strengthen shelter finance systems, particularly with respect to realizing the Millennium Declaration target of improving the lives of slum dwellers. 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 →
    Housing Finance Mechanisms in Bolivia

    Housing Finance Mechanisms in Bolivia

    This report reviews the housing finance mechanisms and instruments in Bolivia. More info →
    Participatory Budgeting in Africa – A Training Companion for Anglophone Countries – Part I Concepts and Principles

    Participatory Budgeting in Africa – A Training Companion for Anglophone Countries – Part I Concepts and Principles

    Introduction of participatory budgeting can be a sound vehicle in realizing good governance and fighting poverty. 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 →
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