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Cities in Transition : World Bank Urban and Local Government Strategy

By The World Bank

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Title: Cities in Transition : World Bank Urban and Local Government Strategy  
Author: The World Bank
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Language: English
Subject: Economics, Finance & business, World Bank.
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Bank, T. W. (n.d.). Cities in Transition : World Bank Urban and Local Government Strategy. Retrieved from http://new.worldlibrary.net/


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Winds of change affecting urban areas and local governments? At the threshold of the 21st century cities and towns form the front line in the development campaign. Within a generation the majority of the developing world?s population will live in urban areas and the number of urban residents in developing countries will double, increasing by over 2 billion inhabitants. The scale of this urbanization is unprecedented, and poses daunting requirements for countries to meet the needs of their people at relatively low levels of national income. The urban transition offers significant opportunities for countries to improve the quality of life for all their citizens, and for the Bank to realize its core mission of reducing poverty. But whether this potential is realized depends critically on the quality of urban management and on the national and local policies affecting it. Cities and towns not only are growing in size and number, they also are gaining new influence. Political and fiscal decentralization, under way in all regions, means that municipal authorities now have greater authority?if insufficient capacity? to take charge of the local services that affect the daily lives of residents. Participatory local democracy is providing fertile ground for innovations in the ways that people?s demands are articulated and satisfied. Globalization is leading to major restructuring within countries, shifting trade and production away from Winds of change affecting urban areas and local governments? At the threshold of the 21st century cities and towns form the front line in the development campaign. Within a generation the majority of the developing world?s population will live in urban areas and the number of urban residents in developing countries will double, increasing by over 2 billion inhabitants. The scale of this urbanization is unprecedented, and poses daunting requirements for countries to meet the needs of their people at relatively low levels of national income. The urban transition offers significant opportunities for countries to improve the quality of life for all their citizens, and for the Bank to realize its core mission of reducing poverty. But whether this potential is realized depends critically on the quality of urban management and on the national and local policies affecting it. Cities and towns not only are growing in size and number, they also are gaining new influence. Political and fiscal decentralization, under way in all regions, means that municipal authorities now have greater authority?if insufficient capacity? to take charge of the local services that affect the daily lives of residents. Participatory local democracy is providing fertile ground for innovations in the ways that people?s demands are articulated and satisfied. Globalization is leading to major restructuring within countries, shifting trade and production away from Winds of change affecting urban areas and local governments? At the threshold of the 21st century cities and towns form the front line in the development campaign. Within a generation the majority of the developing world?s population will live in urban areas and the number of urban residents in developing countries will double, increasing by over 2 billion inhabitants. The scale of this urbanization is unprecedented, and poses daunting requirements for countries to meet the needs of their people at relatively low levels of national income. The urban transition offers significant opportunities for countries to improve the quality of life for all their citizens, and for the Bank to realize its core mission of reducing poverty. But whether this potential is realized depends critically on the quality of urban management and on the national and local policies affecting it. Cities and towns not only are growing in size and number, they also are gaining new influence. Political and fiscal d

 

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