Finance

New opportunities for funding are coming from unlikely partners — electric utilities, real estate companies, corporations and commercial banks.
David Hatch April 17, 2017
The country’s Workforce Social Impact Bond, launched March 29, is a first for a developing nation.
David Hatch April 12, 2017
New innovations in green bonds, climate insurance, sustainable and resilience standards and certifications, and more.
Charlotte Boulanger April 10, 2017
An interview with the World Economic Forum’s urban point person, Alice Charles.
Gregory Scruggs April 7, 2017
The Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative seeks to share proven ideas from the financial world with cities eager to boost their transit options and ramp up construction of energy-efficient buildings.
Gregory Scruggs April 6, 2017
Uncertainty over how the bond market will respond is 'a bit overrated' says Mexico City's environment minister.
Christopher Swope March 16, 2017
Although Africa is awash with private equity and “impact” investors, the continent’s transformation continues to lag. But local governments can play an important role.
David Jackson March 13, 2017
A key proposal on value capture failed after months of debate on the city’s landmark constitution. But the document does put in place potentially significant mechanisms.
Emilio Godoy February 17, 2017
Recommendations for successful technology projects from the Uraia Platform.
David Hatch February 15, 2017
In cities, business linked to the goals could spur economic activity worth more than USD 3.7 trillion annually — mostly in developing countries.
David Hatch February 3, 2017
Uncertainty prevails after a year of progress and setbacks.
Gregory Scruggs December 13, 2016
ANALYSIS | At the recent COP 22 talks, local authorities said they want a framework for accessing international climate-related funding by 2020.
Linking policy-making and the New Urban Agenda with recent agreements on climate change and disaster risk reduction offers a strategy for financing the critically needed investments in today’s fast-growing intermediate cities.
David Jackson November 14, 2016
Lessons from one of the world's most sophisticated systems for valuing and taxing property.
Letty Reimerink November 4, 2016

Partnerships with national governments, development finance institutions and the private sector can enable Global South cities to issue green bonds, Environmental Finance reports. 

October 12, 2016
Part of the bargain is providing good customer service.
Amy Fallon September 23, 2016
ANALYSIS: The Habitat III discussion has lost some vigour in that it is no longer calling for general fiscal decentralization. But it has become stronger on how local governments can take action and what they need to mobilize resources.
Kaj Fischer August 24, 2016
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