TitleFinancing sustainable urban development in the least developed countries
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action plan that aims to bring prosperity to the people and the planet. This publication recognizes the important role local governments play in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and aims to illuminate the multi-faceted urban financing challenges. It particularly focusses on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as local governments in these countries are often on the front lines in the quest to improve lives and livelihoods in complex circumstances. Through country-specific analysis, new data, and a number of country case studies, the authors provide policy makers at the local and national levels with the following lessons and recommendations to meet urban finance challenges in LDCs. Chapter 1. Localizing the new global development agenda in the Least Developed Countries -- Chapter 2. Decentralization -- Chapter 3. Local public financial management -- Chapter 4. Urban revenue mobilization -- Chapter 5. Long-term finance for capital investments -- Chapter 6. International cooperation on urban finance.