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The Financing for Development process made possible a broadly participatory discussion on urban sustainable development finance during Habitat III. It’s time for the outcomes to be acknowledged — and for cities and others to take a seat at the table.
Anne Maassen July 24, 2017
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

Green bonds and emissions-trading schemes are among the options detailed by Siemens, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Citi.

July 22, 2016
Habitat III must result in a collaborative multi-stakeholder model that can be translated by national governments and their partners into local action programmes.
Gary Sharkey June 20, 2016
In a time of fiscal austerity, the innovative funding technique is a way to keep momentum behind neighborhood projects.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays June 17, 2016
A guide to understanding one of the hottest trends in municipal finance.
Christopher Swope May 20, 2016
How does the Habitat III draft strategy address issues of municipal finance?
May 11, 2016
'Secondary' cities are booming across Africa. Jinja is one aiming to get ahead of the growth.
Amy Fallon April 22, 2016
Last week, a key series of discussions on financing sustainable urban development included multiple sessions on the issue.
Emilio Godoy March 15, 2016
It’s time to emphasize implementation, the head of the Habitat III conference says.
Joan Clos March 14, 2016
Key talks took place in Mexico City on 9-11 March, aimed at figuring out how to pay for the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs March 14, 2016

The World Bank and Global Environment Facility launched the knowledge-sharing effort, which is working with a core group of 23 cities.

March 10, 2016
As city authorities increasingly consider bonds and global markets, they are overlooking a key resource: their domestic wealth. Habitat III is an opportunity to strengthen focus on land assets, productive capacities and local expertise.
Marco Kamiya March 7, 2016
The Urban Dialogue comes just ahead of a major meeting on how to pay for the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs February 24, 2016
Innovative business can be a key solver of complex urban challenges, and many corporate leaders are keen to engage in strategic partnerships to drive urban sustainability.
Roland Hunziker November 13, 2015
In an interview with Citiscope, Kenya's most prominent local leader offers a critique and a defense of the country's experiment with handing power to local governments.
Christopher Swope October 29, 2015
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