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Performance-Based Financing for Urban Local Governments
February 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 amFree
A core priority for cities in developing countries is to strengthen their financing and institutional systems to deliver urban infrastructure and services more effectively and manage local economies more productively.
The World Bank has helped address this challenge in several countries by supporting projects and programs that provide performance-based financing to cities and urban local governments. These programs have helped improve the institutional and service delivery performance of local governments. Over the last two decades, the World Bank has provided over $8 billion in financing to countries to support the implementation of such programs. A new World Bank report reviews the results and lessons from these programs.
A panel discussion will held by the World Bank on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 8:00 – 9:30 am (EST) to discuss the findings of this report and engage in conversation with representatives from governments who have implemented these programs. We will discuss good practices for policymakers and practitioners on how governments can improve urban management and service delivery through performance-based financing for cities and urban local governments.
|Opening remarks||Ayat Soliman, Regional Director, Sustainable Development, Eastern and Southern Africa Region, World Bank|
|Presenters||Sohaib Athar, Senior Urban Development Specialist, World BankHyunji Lee, Urban Development Specialist, World BankJesper Steffensen, Managing Director, Steffensen Consult ApS|
Moderated by:Maitreyi B Das, Practice Manager, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience, and Land Global Practice, World Bank
|Conclusion||Roland White, Global Lead for City Management, Governance and Finance, World Bank|
This event is hosted by the World Bank’s City Management, Governance and Financing GSG. For any questions about the event contact Diana Tatucu firstname.lastname@example.org