Innovative Financing Instruments for Local Authorities

This dialogue provides a platform for WUF7 participants to discuss challenges facing cities, particularly in developing countries, in mobilizing adequate revenue for financing urban development and the solutions to these challenges. Moreover, participants will share experiences from both developing and developed countries on innovative instruments that can be utilized by local authorities to generate additional revenue for urban development in developing countries.

Thursday 10 April 8:30am - 11:30am | Grand Salon Room 5 and 6

Moderator:

Mr. Michael Cohen
Director, Graduate Programme in International Affairs 
The New School
USA

Speakers:

Mr. Benjamin Abalos, Jr. 
Mayor, Municipality of Mandaluyong
Philippines

Paula Andrea Tamayo Castaño
Secretaria de las Mujeres de Medellín
Colombia

Mr. Alfredo Garay
Director, Corporación Antiguo Puerto Madero S.A.
Argentina

Matthew Glasser
Legal Urban Specialist, The World Bank
Global

Mr. Ibrahim E. Muhanna
Chairman, The Muhanna Foundation
Lebanon

Mr. Lawrence C. Walters
Stuart Grow Professor of Public Management, Romney Institute; Brigham Young University
USA

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