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Local-level finance: improving the accountability and effectiveness of urban development programmes

Wayne Shand

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This paper aims to inform future policy by providing a critical analysis of grassroots finance models. It argues for more locally centred and driven sustainable development but also considers the limitations: What are the critical challenges of participation, scale and the translation of savings into development resources? By concentrating on activities with a high degree of community leadership, this paper looks at the challenges of shaping localised arrangements to fit with structured development programming.

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  • IIED code: 10176IIED
  • Published: Jan 2017 - IIED
  • Theme: Urban
  • Language: English

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