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  • Event

    Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

    On 9th September, IGC Cities and Cities that Work are co-hosting the 6th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference. The conference will bring together academics and development practitioners to present and discuss questions relating to People, Markets and Cities. In particular, the conference will focus on effective land, housing, transport and local labour market...

    9–10 September 2019

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Impôts sur le foncier: pour valoriser des revenus municipaux inexploités

    Dans ce bulletin, nous abordons l’importance de l’impôt foncier annuel comme source de financement des municipalités et examinons les avantages et les inconvénients que rencontrent les décideurs dans la mise en œuvre des réformes. Nous recensons également des exemples de pratiques exemplaires de réforme adoptées par des villes de pays en...

    16 Aug 2019 | Paul Collier, Edward Glaeser, Tony Venables, Priya Manwaring, Michael Blake

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Financer les villes à croissance rapide

    Beaucoup de villes des pays en développement grandissent à un rythme sans précédent. Pour répondre à cette expansion aussi rapide que non planifiée, les autorités municipales auront intérêt à la fois à accroitre leurs sources de revenus existantes et à étudier de nouvelles options de financement pour s’adapter à une demande accrue en services...

    16 Aug 2019 | Astrid Haas, Paul Collier

  • Blog post

    Keep it clean: Can blockchain change the nature of land registry in developing countries?

    The global economy is constantly exposed to disruptive technologies. Take the example of telecommunications: it was not long ago that everything revolved around landlines. Households would go to huge lengths to ensure they were well-serviced with fixed-line infrastructure, while those left out endured long travel times for everyday activities like managing a business or...

    5 Aug 2019 | Sebastian Kriticos

  • Event

    Financing Punjab’s cities: Land and property taxes workshop

    IGC Pakistan and Cities that Work co-hosted an interactive roundtable workshop on property taxes with the Government of Punjab with support from the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR). The workshop is part of IGC's engagement with the Government of Punjab to support its tax reform agenda by strengthening revenue from property and land. It also builds upon...

    1 September 2019

  • Blog post

    Should I stay or should I go? Managing populations with urban to rural migration incentives

    Sydney you’ve got to let me know, should they stay or should they go. In 2011, Sydney, the largest city in Australia, asked its residents, should they stay or should they go? Despite regularly rated as one of the world’s top ten liveable cities, the government was offering residents AUD$7,000 (£4,500 or ~one month’s average wage) to move to the country’s rural...

    22 Jul 2019 | Oliver Harman

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: How can rising land values be used to finance urbanisation?

    Paul Collier on how policymakers can raise revenues from land values in developing cities.

    22 Jul 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: What is the importance of land rights for urban development?

    Paul Collier explains the importance of land rights to developing cities

    22 Jul 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Why do cities need to plan land use?

    Paul Collier discusses the importance of land use in developing cities in the context of growing urban populations.

    22 Jul 2019