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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 →
Housing Finance Mechanisms in Mexico

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Mexico

This report examines the housing finance system in Mexico. More info →
Guide to Municipal Finance

Guide to Municipal Finance

This Guide to Municipal Finance describes the current issues in municipal finance and the ways in which local governments finance services and infrastructure. More info →
Innovative Policies for the Urban Informal Economy

Innovative Policies for the Urban Informal Economy

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An expert group meeting was convened to discuss case studies of regulatory inform of the urban informal sector in six developing country cities. More info →
Participatory Budgeting in Africa – A Training Companion for Anglophone Countries – Part II Facilitation Methods

Participatory Budgeting in Africa – A Training Companion for Anglophone Countries – Part II Facilitation Methods

Introduction of participatory budgeting can be a sound vehicle in realizing good governance and fighting poverty. It is a mechanism that involves elected leaders, public officials, service providers, and non-state actors – civil society, private sector and development part More info →
The Challenge of Local Government Financing in Developing Countries

The Challenge of Local Government Financing in Developing Countries

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The report identifies successful governance mechanisms for efficient and equitable provision of public services in metropolitan areas of developing countries, and shares experiences and methods to making public service provision more viable in peri-urban areas of large cities and in smaller urban centres of these countries. 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 →
Community Development Fund in Thailand

Community Development Fund in Thailand

The Community Development Fund in Thailand has showed to be a very powerful development tool to address urban poverty and affordable housing at a national scale. 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 →
The Wealth of cities: Towards an assets-based development of newly urbanizing regions

The Wealth of cities: Towards an assets-based development of newly urbanizing regions

In this paper, John Friedmann critically examines the assumption that exports and external investments are the driving forces of growth in cities of developing countries. More info →
Advancing Economic Citizenship for Children and Youth in Sub Saharan Africa

Advancing Economic Citizenship for Children and Youth in Sub Saharan Africa

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This joint publication by CYFI and UN-Habitat examines youth economic citizenship in Sub-Saharan Africa. This publication provides an overview of economic citizenship, explains how it is relevant to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and provides research findings on its application in the region. Detailed case studies are provided on financial literacy and financial education initiatives for children and youth in Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. More info →
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