Finance for City Leaders Handbook

Improving Municipal Finance to Deliver Better Services

Finance for City Leaders presents an up-to-date, comprehensive, and in-depth analysis of the challenges posed by rapid urbanization and the various financing tools municipalities have at their disposal. By providing city leaders with a wide array of financing solutions that emphasize sustainability, inclusion, and financial autonomy, this publication contributes to the growing conversation on how cities can look inward to finance major capital expenditures, infrastructure maintenance and operation, and public services.

We thank all contributors and the partner organizations which include; Oxford University, African Studies Center, Bartlett Development Planning Unit at University College London, Jones Lang LaSalle, C40 Cities, Brookings Institution, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and Asian Development Bank.