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Wow, what a rush the last 2 months have been. I have been studying the effects of war on young minds over the last few weeks. I have been looking at how war is so horrible that it is so difficult to overco... The next version of the Public-Private Partnership Reference Guide is being drafted for release in 2017. https://ppp.worldbank.org/public-private-partnership/library/public-private-partnerships-reference-guide-version... About 15 employees of the Finance Secretariat and the Local Governance Secretariat of the City of Porto Alegre participated on Tuesday, 27, in the sharing session of the World Bank's Creditworthiness Academy. Coordina... Thanks to Lars M Andersson and Pavel Kochanov who participated to the City Creditworthiness Academy in Bogota, Colombia (Feb 9-13, 2015), I'm linking here useful references on Local Government Funding Agencies as a wa... We're launching a crowdsourcing initiative to capture and disseminate the collective knowledge of our community members. You can be part of crowdsourcing to learn and to teach, to discuss and to network. In addition, ... Dear community members, I would like to open a space to discuss and write about the property tax. It have been studied for years by economists and practitioners and the literature about its merits and... We are happy to announce that the Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy for Turkey has begun! The Academy will run from April 10 to April 15 in Ankara and it's organized in partnership with the Union o... We are happy to announce that the City Creditworthiness Academy for Ethiopia is about to begin! The Academy will run from May 16 to May 20 in Addis Ababa and it's organized in partnership with the Ethiopian Min... Welcome! This is a space for people who want to share ideas about municipal finance and learn about innovations in municipal finance throughout the globe. What makes this space strong is the people who inhabit... We're following "live" the outcome of an historic bond issuance, the first in Sub-Saharan Africa (outside of South Africa). As the drama unfolds, let's add here key references and opinions to learn lessons from this a... Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning (March 25 - May 12, 2015) Street Addressing and the Management of Cities (April 6 - May 8, 2015) Municipal Finances – A Learning Program for Local Governments (March 30 - Ma... A Local Authority’s performance in terms of mobilizing own source revenue is a key factor in determining its creditworthiness. Own source revenue is the component of total revenue that is principally under... Dear Community Members, with the Paris Climate Conference under way, I believe you'll find the article below very interesting. It demonstrates the importance of our work to facilitate financing for climate smart inves... Green Bonds Are Changing Investor Expectations & Making Sustainable Investing Easier: As the green bond market grows, green projects will be prioritized over others, and issuers with strong sustainability credenti... Today the report “Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth: What, Who, and How” was presented in Washington DC. The report was prepared by the World Bank Group with funding from the Competitive Industries an... By Luis Fontanals Jaumá &... Dear Friends, our two community members Khalifeh Al-Dayyat and ahmad abandeh /Jordan successfully participated to our first crowdsourcing challenge (LINK) and, as a result, have been acknowledged as contributors on th... Introducing the new online toolkit on City Creditworthiness. It's a quick way to identify challenges to your city's creditworthiness and, at the same time, to plan corrective actions. Please let us know your comments ... The occasion for this blog is the attached 4-page paper by Rajesh K. Advani, Scaling Up Blended Financing of Water and Sanitation Investments in Kenya (World Bank, 2015). As municipalities in emerging countries seek f... The Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy for Jordan and West Bank/Gaza is beginning today, May 24, 2015. We're expecting over 100 delegates from about 35 municipalities!