Joint Statement by UN Habitat Deputy Executive Director, Ms Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, and the OECD Development Centre Director, Mr Mario Pezzini, on their commitment to cooperate to address cities’ financing gap

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are pleased to participate at the historic Habitat III conference and reiterate our shared commitment to work together to support efforts by developing countries to address the financing gaps their cities face. The intense and extremely rapid process of urbanization in developing countries, particularly in Africa, can lead to significant opportunities and considerable challenges, such as congestion and poor governance, if appropriate public goods are unavailable. In this context, our organizations recognize the need to develop and deploy tools for financing urban development in developing countries, particularly in Africa, and the need to follow up on the Third International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa in July 2015.

Image: UN-HABITAT Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kacyira

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Ms Aisa Kirabo and Mr Mario Pezzini

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