Today’s urban population of about 3.5 billion people is projected to reach 5 billion by 2030, with two-thirds of the global population living in cities. City leaders must move quickly to plan for growth and provide the basic services, infrastructure, and affordable housing their expanding populations need.
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Facing massive amounts of solid waste to manage, cities need financing to improve their services. Results-based financing approaches can succeed where others have failed. A new report demonstrates this through eight case studies.Read More »
The World Bank's chief economist for the East Asia and Pacific region writes, "The overwhelming majority of China's poor live in rural areas, but the key to getting them out of poverty lies in China's cities."Read More »