Marco Kamiya is acting coordinator of the Urban Economy and Finance Branch ofUN-Habitat, headquartered in Nairobi. In addition to working on field projects with UN-Habitat, Kamiya conducts research on municipal finance, the economics of urban expansion and local infrastructure-investment policy. He is also a member of the Habitat III advisory group on local finance and theU. N. Inter-Agency Task Force on Finance for Development. Previously, he occupied senior positions at CAF Development Bank of Latin America from Caracas, the Inter-American Development Bank from Washington and with PADECO Co., Ltd on international development projects from Tokyo.