After Habitat III – How to implement the New Urban Agenda

By |2017-10-14T15:57:27+02:00October 17th 2016|global urban debates, , , , , |

The official Habitat III conference has not yet started, but a whole range of initiatives and representatives of organisations already shared their views on how to implement the New Urban Agenda once it has been adopted.

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Municipalities in Eastern Serbia Champion Property Tax Collection

By |2017-10-14T16:09:28+02:00September 20th 2016|economic development, governance & finance, green & smart development, municipal & climate finance, , , , , |

By doubling their revenues through property taxation, nine Eastern Serbian municipalities are now able to finance projects vital to their communities.

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Internally Generated Funds – How local governments in Ghana can generate their own money

By |2019-03-12T10:41:49+01:00August 11th 2016|governance & finance, municipal & climate finance, , , , , , , |

A colourful video overview how local governments in Ghana can increase their Internally Generated Funds and what benefits they provide.

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

By |2019-03-12T10:42:44+01:00August 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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Financing sustainable development: the role of cities as the key for necessary investments

By |2017-10-17T17:10:46+02:00July 21st 2016|governance & finance, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , |

In order for cities to be able to fulfil their role as actors and spaces for sustainable development, they require solid financing. The growing need for investment in respect of infrastructure poses a great challenge for cities across the globe to find new ways for them to be able to increase their often scarce resources.

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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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