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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! 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... 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... 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... 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. W... WBG Academy | World Bank Group Social Protection and Labor, Social Insurance Shared with Jive Anywhere Clear All SCHOOLS APPLY WBA ACADEMY FILTERWBa Academy (1)Apply WBa Academy filter APPLY WBC ... Dear Friends, Welcome to join our Blockchain for Sustainable Development Global Roundtable Jan.7, 2017 Washington DC BTW, Xiaochen was interviewedby CCTV on China’s innovation process. Here is a cl... 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 ... 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 wi... 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 muc... 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" where... I have had several recent experiences developing and implementing tools for the integration of climate change and disaster resilience into planning decisions, infrastructure planning in particular. The challenges I se... 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... Updates: 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: Overall ann... We are happy to announce that the Municipal Finance and Creditworthiness Academy for India has begun! The Academy will run from May 9 to May 12 in New Delhi and it's organized in partnership with the Government... 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... Do you have a question about municipal finance? Perhaps you'd like to get another opinion on an issue you've been working on? Whatever the question, we'll try to find you an expert who can give an opinion! There... Dear Participants, please find attached below the Agenda and presentations for Thursday sessions, including the presentation on Property Tax Reform delivered by Abebe Zeluel Gonete, Modern Property Tax Registration Pr... Dear Participants, Please find attached below the Agenda of the Academy, the presentations for the Wednesday sessions and the CIP Excel Model and Handout. Dear Participants, Please find attached below the presentations from Monday sessions.