As rapid urbanization proceeds, how can we enhance subnational finance in responsible ways and contribute substantially to local and national development? How are cities around the world already meeting the financing challenge at local level, including through innovative new finance models? Are there risks? What role for the international development community to support urban finance?
Many of the investments needed to achieve the SDGs will be made by cities. How can cities leverage, manage and deploy resources to support sustainable and inclusive urban development and bounce back from major shocks?