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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 →
The Competitiveness of Cities

The Competitiveness of Cities

The study of urban competitiveness is central to the achievement of the development goals each population sets for itself. More info →
Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Housing Finance

Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Housing Finance

The report arises out of special session on the global financial crisis organised by UN-HABITAT in 2008. More info →
Financing Urban Development around Lake Victoria

Financing Urban Development around Lake Victoria

The publication is a toolkit specifically prepared to help local authorities raise internal and external resources to finance implementation of priority projects and programmes. 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 →
Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning:The Local Economic Development (LED) series Volume 2 – Manual: LED concepts and a 10-step planning process
世界城市状况报告 2004/2005 (State of World’s Cities 2004-2005)

世界城市状况报告 2004/2005 (State of World’s Cities 2004-2005)

《世界城市状况报告2004/2005》探索了如何利用城市的潜力,以应对目前的挑战,并创造出有生机的、包容的城市环境。 More info →
Property Tax Regimes in East Africa  Global Urban Economic Dialogue series

Property Tax Regimes in East Africa Global Urban Economic Dialogue series

The report covers three basic issues: property tax legislation and practice, the significance and magnitude of property tax revenue, and the prospects of property taxation in the three East African countries - Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. More info →
Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

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Hong Kong and Singapore have achieved a great deal in solving the housing problems for their people at all levels. 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 →
Municipal Finance and Urban Development

Municipal Finance and Urban Development

Municipal Finance of Urban Development was prepared as a background paper for the UN-Habitat Global Report 2005. Financing Urban Shelter and a summary was included as Chapter 3 of the Global Report under the title, Municipal Finance: Conditions and Trends. More info →
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