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Urban public finance: A window onto how cities operate

Urban public finance: A window onto how cities operate

Urban public finance is critical to the functioning of a city, playing a major role in shaping how cities can meet their urban planning, infrastructure and service delivery responsibilities. Investment in urban infrastructure and local services is essential for more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable cities.

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At the crossroads: Climate change and African cities

At the crossroads: Climate change and African cities

In sub-Saharan Africa, around 60% of the urban population resides in informal settlements. It is these areas that have experienced the most rapid growth in urban vulnerability to climate change in recent years – facing higher exposure to climate risks, while having a lower capacity to adapt.

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