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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 →
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 →
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 →
Broad-Based Partnerships as a Strategy for Urban Livability: An Evaluation of Best Practices

Broad-Based Partnerships as a Strategy for Urban Livability: An Evaluation of Best Practices

After brief discussion of governance as a context for approaches to combating poverty, this paper presents tri-sector partnerships as an emerging strategy with the potential of being more effective than more narrowly conceived public-private partnerships. More info →
Enhancing Resource Allocation to Urban Development in Africa , Report of African Regional Seminar on Enhancing Resource Allocation to Cities to Strengthen their Role as Engines of Economic Growth and Development

Enhancing Resource Allocation to Urban Development in Africa , Report of African Regional Seminar on Enhancing Resource Allocation to Cities to Strengthen their Role as Engines of Economic Growth and Development

This report draws on the main papers, discussions and recommendations of the African Regional Seminar on Enhancing Resource Allocation to Cities to Strengthen their Role as Engines of Economic Growth and Development – convened by the Urban Economy and Finance Branch of UN-HABITAT and held in Nairobi on 2-3 November 2005. More info →
世界城市状况报告 2010/2011 (State of the World’s Cities 2010/2011)

世界城市状况报告 2010/2011 (State of the World’s Cities 2010/2011)

正如这本新版的《世界城市状况报告》所指出的,“城市分化”的概念提供了一个理论框架,这个框架令理解当今的城市、尤其是发展中国家和地区城市的现实,成为了可能。 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 →
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 →
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 →
Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local através do Planejamento stratégico , Volume 3

Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local através do Planejamento stratégico , Volume 3

Este manual é o primeiro volume da série Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local (DEL) através de Planejamento Estratégico. More info →
State of the World’s Cities 2006/2007

State of the World’s Cities 2006/2007

It is generally assumed that urban populations are healthier, more literate and more prosperous than rural populations. More info →
Structural Transformation in Developing Countries: Cross Regional Analysis

Structural Transformation in Developing Countries: Cross Regional Analysis

Structural transformation is defined as the transition of an economy from low productivity and labour intensive economic activities to higher productivity and skill intensive activities. The driving force behind structural transformation is the change of productivity in the modern sector, which is dominated by manufacturing and services. 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 →
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 →
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 →
Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 4

Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 4

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 →
Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning: Local Economic Development (LED) series  Volume 1

Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning: Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 1

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 →
Urbanization and Structural Transformation

Urbanization and Structural Transformation

The analysis of the linkages between degree of urbanization and economic development presented in this report suggests that there are huge and positive variations among continents with few exceptions. 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 →
Informal Settlements and Finance in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Informal Settlements and Finance in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

This report examines urbanization rates in Tanzania and its impacts on housing provision. More info →
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