Handbook Urban Infrastructure Finance

Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance

This guide outlines innovative, sustainable revenue sources and financing tools to help cities make critical infrastructure investments.


This handbook reviews sustainable revenue sources to address critical infrastructure funding challenges in cities, including public sector and municipal financing instruments, private sector models, public-private partnership models, and privatization through divestments. Additionally, the guide outlines how cities can gain support from international financial institutions, as well as credit enhancements and other leveraging tools. The concepts presented are intended to help mid-size cities and local governments better navigate the complex world of infrastructure financing and respond more effectively to the basic infrastructure service needs of their citizens and businesses. This report was produced by the New Cities Foundation.