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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 →
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 →
Financing Affordable Housing in Europe

Financing Affordable Housing in Europe

This evaluation of social housing finance in Europe is placed in the context of the purpose of social housing, the sources of funds and the institutions that are used for provision. 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 →
Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning – Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 4 – Action Guide: action ideas and case studies

Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning – Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 4 – Action Guide: action ideas and case studies

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 →
The Role of Cities in Productive Transformation

The Role of Cities in Productive Transformation

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Productive transformation policies have gained renewed prominence in recent years. In both developed and developing countries, governments and private sector actors have begun planning and implementing programmes and instruments for private sector development; cluster promotion and value chain; as well as supply chain approaches linked to infrastructure provision, innovation and equity. 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 →
Social Investment Funds

Social Investment Funds

Social Investment Funds have been a favoured instrument of International Finance Institutes for more than twenty years. 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 →
Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning – Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 3 – Toolkit: tools to support the planning process

Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning – Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 3 – Toolkit: tools to support the planning process

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 →
为城市低收入人群的住房筹措资金全球人类住区报告2005 (GRHS 2005)

为城市低收入人群的住房筹措资金全球人类住区报告2005 (GRHS 2005)

融资城市住房提出了住房融资系统的第一次全球性的评估,将宏观经济政策的总体框架内住房和城市发展的挑战。 More info →
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