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Meeting the urban finance challenge

Meeting the urban finance challenge

The role of municipal finance in financing sustainable development was high on the agenda of UN-HABITAT’s 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many of the investments needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda are made at the subnational level, especially by cities. Local authorities have a responsibility to ensure that every citizen has access to essential services and that their provision is safe, affordable and sustainable.