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Unlocking land values for urban infrastructure finance : international experience - considerations for Indian policy (English)

Despite strong economic growth, investment in basic urban infrastructure -- water supply, wastewater removal and treatment, roads, and other capital-intensive systems -- has failed to keep pace with urban growth, leaving a critical urban infrastructure deficit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6683 OCT 01, 2013

Peterson, George E. Disclosed

Capturing the value of public land for urban infrastructure : centrally controlled landholdings (English)

Government entities in India hold large amounts of public land. Their landholdings include some of the most valuable property in the country. Parts of this patrimony lie vacant or underutilized. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6665 OCT 01, 2013

Peterson, George E.; Thawakar, Vasudha Disclosed

Integrating land financing into subnational fiscal management (English)

Land assets have become an important source of financing capital investments by subnational governments in developing countries. Land assets, often with billions of dollars per transaction, rival and sometimes surpass subnational borrowing or fiscal transfers for capital spending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5409 AUG 01, 2010

Peterson, George E.; Kaganova, Olga Disclosed

Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure (Arabic)

Urban growth throughout the developing world has created a challenge for financing infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure is needed to provide basic services for newly developed parts of urban areas. ... See More +

Publication 46129 JUN 29, 2010

Peterson, George E. English, French, Spanish Disclosed

Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure : Exploiter la valeur du foncier pour financer les infrastructures urbaines (French)

Urban growth throughout the developing world has created a challenge for financing infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure is needed to provide basic services for newly developed parts of urban areas. ... See More +

Publication 46129 JUN 23, 2010

Peterson, George E. English, Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure : La plusvalia de la tierra como opcion para el financiamiento de la infraestructura urbana (Spanish)

Urban growth throughout the developing world has created a challenge for financing infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure is needed to provide basic services for newly developed parts of urban areas. ... See More +

Publication 46129 JAN 01, 2010

Peterson, George E. English, French, Arabic Disclosed

Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure (English)

Urban growth throughout the developing world has created a challenge for financing infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure is needed to provide basic services for newly developed parts of urban areas. ... See More +

Publication 46129 OCT 15, 2008

Peterson, George E. French, Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure : land-based financing options for cities (English)

Raising capital to finance urban infrastructure is a challenge. One solution is to 'unlock' urban land values - such as by selling public lands to capture the gains in value created by investment in infrastructure projects. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 46264 AUG 01, 2008

Peterson,George E. Disclosed

Lessons for the urban century : decentralized infrastructure finance in the World Bank (English)

This book takes a look at the past to gain insights for the future. Nearly 30 years ago, when the world urban population was only about half of the 3 billion that it is today, when most Less Developed Countries (LDCs) were primarily rural, and before the wave of decentralization of the 1980s and 1990s, the World Bank developed an instrument with great potential. ... See More +

Publication 44645 JUN 10, 2008

Annez, Patricia Clarke; Huet, Gwenaelle; Peterson, George E Disclosed

Financing cities : Fiscal responsibility and urban infrastructure in Brazil, China, India, Poland and South Africa (English)

This book, Financing cities, emphasized case studies on different topics to look at the interactions of a range of variables and factors and to see how they fit together. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 40480 JAN 01, 2007

Peterson, George E.; Clarke Annez, Patricia Disclosed

Land leasing and land sale as an infrastructure-financing option (English)

Municipal land sales provide one option for financing urban infrastructure investment. In countries where land is owned by the public sector, land is by far the most valuable asset on the municipal balance sheet. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4043 NOV 01, 2006

Peterson, George E. Disclosed

Insights from practitioners' conference on urban infrastructure finance in a responsible fiscal framework: lessons from Brazil, China, India, Poland, and South Africa (English)

Investment in urban infrastructure in developing countries is central to maintaining growth momentum and to ensuring the improvements in the quality of life that citizens expect as part of the development process. ... See More +

Working Paper 35577 NOV 01, 2005

Annez, Patricia; Buckley, Robert; Liu, Lili; Peterson, George Disclosed

Building local credit systems (English)

If self-sustaining local credit markets are to emerge, a re-thinking of policy and institutions will have to take place. This report takes stock of international experience to shed light on a single question: How can efficient local credit markets be built? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21098 APR 30, 2000

Peterson, George

Measuring local government credit risk and improving creditworthiness (English)

At the heart of any credit financing system lies the ability of both lenders and borrowers to assess credit risk. Municipal credit markets have been slow to develop in emerging countries because the risks of municipal lending have been difficult to identify, and even more difficult to limit in reliable fashion except through central-government guarantees. ... See More +

Working Paper 37555 MAR 01, 1998

Peterson, George E. Disclosed

Decentralization in Latin America - learning through experience (English)

This report focuses on the critical choices for those nations undergoing decentralization in Latin America and the Caribbean. During the last ten years, the region has gone through a vast democratic transition, carrying along the decentralization initiatives, thereby expanding power-sharing arrangements to local governments, with a local spending increase of twenty to forty percent of public sector revenues. ... See More +

Publication 17962 FEB 28, 1997

Peterson, George E.

The urban age - urban finance issue 3(3) (English)

Good municipal financing practices in Latin America. What kind of financing systems support decentralization? The Philippines: financing investment in urban infrastructure through local government bonds. ... See More +

Newsletter 17448 SEP 30, 1995

Londono, Monica Ramirez; Peterson, George E.; Varley, Robert; Kehew, Robert; Charles, Cecilia Mou; Wiesner, Eduardo; Munjee, Nasser; Devas, Nick; Vine, R. J.; Salinas, Roberto; Foreman, Jonathan; Jaime, Hector Osuna Disclosed

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Unlocking land values for urban infrastructure finance : international experience - considerations for Indian policy (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6683 Policy Research Working Paper
Capturing the value of public land for urban infrastructure : centrally controlled landholdings (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6665 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrating land financing into subnational fiscal management (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 WPS5409 Policy Research Working Paper
Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure (Arabic)
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JUN 29, 2010 46129 Publication English, French, Spanish
Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure : Exploiter la valeur du foncier pour financer les infrastructures urbaines (French)
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JUN 23, 2010 46129 Publication English, Arabic, Spanish
Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure : La plusvalia de la tierra como opcion para el financiamiento de la infraestructura urbana (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2010 46129 Publication English, French, Arabic
Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure (English)
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OCT 15, 2008 46129 Publication French, Arabic, Spanish
Unlocking land values to finance urban infrastructure : land-based financing options for cities (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 46264 Other Urban Study
Lessons for the urban century : decentralized infrastructure finance in the World Bank (English)
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JUN 10, 2008 44645 Publication
Financing cities : Fiscal responsibility and urban infrastructure in Brazil, China, India, Poland and South Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40480 Other Urban Study
Land leasing and land sale as an infrastructure-financing option (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 WPS4043 Policy Research Working Paper
Insights from practitioners' conference on urban infrastructure finance in a responsible fiscal framework: lessons from Brazil, China, India, Poland, and South Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2005 35577 Working Paper
Building local credit systems (English)
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APR 30, 2000 21098 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Measuring local government credit risk and improving creditworthiness (English)
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MAR 01, 1998 37555 Working Paper
Decentralization in Latin America - learning through experience (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 17962 Publication
The urban age - urban finance issue 3(3) (English)
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SEP 30, 1995 17448 Newsletter