“Those innovative instruments are now recognised as effective instruments to finance urban development”

By |2019-03-12T10:42:44+02:00August 2nd 2016|governance & finance, municipal & climate finance, , , , , , |

Subnational Pooled Financing Mechanisms (SPFMs) are expected to play an increasingly strategic role in financing sustainable development. Jean-François Habeau, Executive Director of the international cities network FMDV, talks about the benefits and specific challenges of Subnational Pooled Financing Mechanisms for developing countries.

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A portfolio approach for urban investments

By |2017-10-14T16:22:04+02:00July 21st 2016|governance & finance, municipal & climate finance, , , |

The projects that are financed in an urban environment depend on a variety of factors. With the portfolio approach cities can determine which projects benefit them most in terms of profits and social benefits and can choose them accordingly.

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“Cities are the future driving force in Asia”

By |2018-08-02T12:12:42+02:00July 21st 2016|governance & finance, municipal & climate finance, , , , , , |

There is no shortage of ideas for sustainable development projects in Asia. However, often the financial resources provided for environmental and climate protection projects as well as waste water, energy or infrastructure projects is scarce. The Cities Development Initiative for ASIA (CDIA) supports Asian cities in finding investors and building their infrastructure. In an interview with Urbanet CDIA-Coordinator for GIZ Claudia Hermes explains how the CDIA works and what the idea behind it is.

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