Boosting Urban Development in Africa Through New Mechanisms of Financing

By |2019-06-18T10:30:27+02:00June 18th 2019|municipal & climate finance, , , , ,

With the sectors for development and finance closely intertwined, a municipality's financing mechanism of choice significantly influences its development path. Khady Sarr, Programme Director of the Dakar Municipal Finance Programme, outlines several models and explains the advantages of bond loans – for municipalities and investors alike.

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How to Change the World with Better Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy

By |2019-06-13T11:39:31+02:00June 13th 2019|municipal & climate finance, , , ,

Many people around the globe struggle with finance management and debt. Michael Ochieng Nyawino describes why it is important to teach everyone financial literacy skills to tackle the problem.

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The Role of Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisations in Kenya’s Housing Finance Sector

By |2019-06-11T10:05:49+02:00June 11th 2019|municipal & climate finance, , , ,

Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisations play a key role for housing security in Kenya. Davina Wood explains how they work and discusses benefits and current challenges.

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Building Rights and Municipal Finance – The Experience of São Paulo, Brazil

By |2019-06-06T12:01:47+02:00June 6th 2019|municipal & climate finance, , , , ,

Revenue from building rights, or land value capture, plays an important role for municipal finance. Martim O. Smolka and Camila Maleronka report on the specific challenges and achievements in the city of São Paulo.

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Who Captures the Gain from Urban Land Value?

By |2019-06-06T11:57:26+02:00June 4th 2019|municipal & climate finance, , , , ,

Urban land offers governments in developing countries a vital opportunity for self-financing development. While authorities often see these taxes as administratively burdensome and politically impossible, this doesn’t have to be the case.

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