Financing Inclusive Growth
Leveraging investments and exploiting new revenue-raising opportunities for inclusive growth are key components to deliver more inclusive cities. Investments in education and skills, housing and the urban environment, infrastructure (particularly transport) and public services (including healthcare) can help expand opportunities for all city dwellers and tackle issues of spatial inequality, isolation, and uneven access to jobs, services and vital infrastructure. But cities face important financing gaps as well as barriers to the implementation of financing inclusive growth, including how to effectively integrate investments across sectors. There is also a need in cities to understand the range of financing tools that may be available to them, including but not limited to land-based instruments, private and philanthropic capital, and bonds.