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Municipal Infrastructure Financing

Innovative Practices from Developing Countries

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Introduction

Today cities and municipal governments all over the world are faced with the same primary challenge: where to find the money to meet the growing demand for infrastructure development? As urban populations grow, the deficit between the demand for services and the ability of governments to supply those services gets wider. Our greatest challenge in the twenty-first century must be to try and build sustainable cities. In order to do this, we need to better understand what it will take to deliver sustainability. To date this has not been done particularly well. This publication sheds a very important light on the urban development canvas. Namely, how are some cities and municipalities in the Commonwealth dealing with the challenges of finding the resources to meet their infrastructure development needs?

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