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Author: World Bank. Independent Evaluation Group
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: ieg, special, study, succeed, cities, municipal, management, improving
Number of Pages: 126
Published: 2009-07-31
ISBN-10: 0821380435
ISBN-13: 9780821380437

Cities now house half the world's population and produce 70 percent of its GDP. Managing them well helps development. Strengthening municipal management of planning, finance, and service provision has been at the core of World Bank support through municipal development projects (MDPs). This book reviews how, worldwide, nearly 3,000 municipalities have benefitted from 190 World Bank-supported MDPs over the past decade, three quarters of which achieved satisfactory outcomes.The finance dimension of MDPs-computerized accounting, revenue generation, and municipal credit-produced some of the best r

Author: Unknown
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Keywords: guide, municipalities, planning, urban, sustainable, inclusive
Number of Pages: 55
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9211319307
ISBN-13: 9789211319309

Author: Marc Helbling
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: swiss, municipalities, naturalisations, nationhood, citizenship, heterogeneous, practising
Number of Pages: 214
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 9089640347
ISBN-13: 9789089640345

Switzerland likely has the most particular naturalization system in the world. Whereas in most countries citizenship attribution is regulated at the central level of the state, in Switzerland each municipality is accorded the right to decide who can become a Swiss citizen. This book aims at exploring naturalization processes from a comparative perspective and to explain why some municipalities pursue more restrictive citizenship policies than others. The Swiss case provides a unique opportunity to approach citizenship politics from new perspectives. It allows us to go beyond formal citizenship

Author: Ford Foundation. Office for Eastern Africa
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Keywords: eastern, africa, sub, region, municipalities, financing, regional, workshop, privatization, report
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 1998-01-01
ISBN-10: 9211313775
ISBN-13: 9789211313772

Author: Patricia Clarke Annez
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: finance, world, bank, infrastructure, decentralized, urban, century, lessons
Number of Pages: 122
Published: 2008-06-10
ISBN-10: 0821375245
ISBN-13: 9780821375242

The world has passed a significant threshold: it is now more urban than rural. Urban areas under 1 million in size are projected to absorb a population increase of nearly one half billion in the next fifteen years. These developments will give rise to demands for investments in infrastructure in thousands of cities and towns. Given the simultaneous move toward decentralization of fiscal responsibilities, the weak financial and technical capacity of local governments will become an increasingly serious constraint. Reaching large numbers of municipalities with relatively small investment needs w

Author: Colligan-Yano, Fiona
Publisher: SUMA
Keywords: urban, saskatchewan, association, municipalities, government, building, place
Number of Pages: 164
Published: 1996
ISBN-10: 0968045200
ISBN-13: 9780968045206

Author: Stefano Barbieri
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: districts, spain, central, valencian, territorial, reviews, oecd
Number of Pages: 172
Published: 2001-07
ISBN-10: 9264186980
ISBN-13: 9789264186989

The Valencian Central Districts, composed of 155 municipalities belonging to two different provinces in the region of Valencia, produce large quantities of Spanish textiles, toys, and tourism services. These activities have been highly competitive ...
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