Financing Indian Cities: Opportunities And Constraints In An Nth Best World

This paper examines international experience with mobilizing funding for both capital and recurrent costs for municipal infrastructure with a view to identifying areas where India could improve its system of financing infrastructure in cities. Based on international data, the analysis shows that there is indeed a wide range of models for funding municipal infrastructure across a group even as relatively homogeneous as the European Union. Although a number of different models operate in countries with very good services, important features of India's municipal finance system stand out.

Provided by: The World Bank Topic: CXO Date Added: Nov 2010 Format: PDF

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