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I am looking for examples successful or otherwise, where government has used land use rights and or right of way including e.g. utilities and connecting infrastructure as equity contribution in a SPV. What would be the implications? Appreciate it very much.
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We are happy to announce that the Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy is about to begin in Washington DC!
The Academy will run from December 5 to December 8 and it's organized in partnership with the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities. The training will provide capacity building to to selected cities, local and central government agencies from all over the world on areas such as financial management, planning and budgeting, own source revenue enhancement and capital investment planning. 25 representatives from 9 countries will participates!
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I recently received an e-mail from a colleague at the the UN's Finance for Development Office alerting me to a NEW publication that the UN is preparing on Subnational Finance in LDC's. The authors would very much like to receive comments on their draft publication from people who are actively engaged in strengthening subnational finance around the globe. It would be great if as many of you in the Community of Practice as possible had a look at the publication and provided your feedback by DECEMBER 16, 2016. Below is the message I received which contains a link to the publication. I'd also be interested to know how many of you found the example in the publication useful in considering your own countries efforts to strengthen subnational finance?
"A couple of weeks ago, UN Member States adopted the New Urban Agenda (NUA) at Habitat III in Quito as the new global framework for sustainable and transformative urban development. In the NUA sub-national and local governments are acknowledged as key players for sustainable development.
However, without adequate municipal finances, local governments especially in the poorest countries will not be able to provide vital public goods and services for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the NUA.
As you may know, the Financing for Development Office (UN-DESA) and UNCDF have been working on a joint project on municipal finance in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). In the context of this project, two expert group meetings were organized in Africa and Asia, as well as a series of side events in the context of the FfD follow-up and the Habitat III processes. We are currently working on the final publication of the project, which is scheduled to be published early next year. The publication will include conceptual discussions of the critical pillars of municipal finance, as well as a broad range of data and case studies from LDCs to emphasize good (and bad) experiences and practices. We hope the publication will be beneficial for local and central government officials as well as international aid organizations.
Furthermore, we firmly believe that the publication provides a unique opportunity to strengthen the role of local authorities in the FfD follow-up process.
We would like to tap on your extensive experience in this area and therefore invite your comments to the draft publication on our website
(http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/topics/inclusive-local-finance/municipal-finance.html) by .
In particular, we are seeking feedback on any issues we have been missing, any mistakes we made, or additional case studies from LDCs that we should include. We would also like to hear from you your views on the role of international cooperation and the implementation of the respective commitment in paragraph 34 of the Addis Agenda."
PLEASE ALSO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE TOPICS RAISED IN THIS UN PUBLICATION VIA THIS DISCUSSION BOARD. THANKS! I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU....
I have been reviewing the CITY CREDITWORTHINESS SELF-ASSESSMENT & PLANNING TOOLKIT. In reading some of its action-items, I found that some action items use the expression "proposed capital projects and PPPs" whereas others simply refer to "proposed capital projects." For instance, Action Item 1 for Priority Challenge 19 (PC19-1) initially introduces a dualism between “capital projects” and “PPPs.” However, this dualism is missing in PC19-2, which simply refers to "proposals for capital projects". Does anyone else find this to be confusing?
It is true that two situations can arise. Capital projects are sometimes proposed by the Local Authority (and later delivered internally with public resources or through PPPs that are solicited through RFPs). However, private parties can also propose capital projects as PPPs through unsolicited proposals. Still, they are all "proposed capital projects" (the difference is in who is initiating the proposal public/solicited vs. private/unsolicited) until they are not selected to move forward through the CIP process defined as part of PC19-1. I would prefer the more generic approach followed by PC19-2, which is to define all projects at the onset as proposed capital projects.
I would love to hear from others on this topic.
August 30, I have revised the draft to reflect comments that I received from Joshua Gallo and John Probyn. Please see the final version here. The revised key take away is below:
August 24: I have posted the draft report and summary of the main take-away under the Analysis section in bold. Please leave your comments and suggestions. Thank you.
Dear community members,
My name is Yao. I am a summer research analyst at the World Bank. I am doing a research project on sub-national public-private partnership projects to gauge its market size and market trends. I will use this discussion board to seek comments regarding the research and share the findings and any literatures that might be of interest to the community.
The focus of the research is to generate a list of sub-national PPP projects and create a sub-national PPP Projects factsheet.
The most challenging task of the project was to obtain solid dataset on PPP projects at sub-national level. After looking around for readily available data on the subject without any success, I used the Private Participation in Infrastructure Database as an base and isolated sub-national projects based on the following criteria:
Keep those transactions that are labeled as local/municipal and state/provincial under the “GovtGrantingContract” between 2000 and 2015
Most of the literature that I have read so far are either country specific or sector specific. I have not seen any writing on public-private partnership at sub-national level. I post those literature such as PPP policy framework and PPP development of a particular sector below. Hopefully, those resources would be useful to others in the group. I also hope the group can share any literature on subject as well.
Mexico—Framework Conditions for Private Sector Participation in Water Infrastructure in Mexico
India: maintains a comprehensive database on PPP projects
Message was edited by: Yao Shi Uploaded the draft report on the subject and seek comment from the communities.
I am working to develop and implement tools that integrate climate change and disaster resilience into municipal decisions, infrastructure planning in particular. One of the challenges I see is the variation in data availability and integration of projected impacts into planning decisions (e.g. flooding, urban heat island, drought, etc.). Before any implementation measures can be developed, the data challenge must be addressed. Data needs must balance an evaluation of the resolution needed for planning decisions and readily available local biophysical and urban characteristics (topography, rain gage data, vegetation, population projections, building footprint, etc.) These data are as important as the availability of regionally-specific climate change impact projection (sea level rise, temperature, precipitation, etc.).
There are potential solutions to these challenges, but it seems that they must be tailored based on context. I would like to discuss with any of you interested in this topic or who may have ideas or questions. I would like to work towards development of approaches that allow for implementation anywhere.