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Good Urban Governance through ICT: Issues, Analysis, and Strategies

This report outlines evolving trends in urban governance and presents ICT as a potential tool in the environment of modern governance. Section II discusses the role of ICT in some of the Bank’s core areas of urban focus, namely: Local Governance & Economic Development; Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations & Municipal Finance; Urban Poverty & Slum Upgrading; Urban Planning, Land & Housing; Urban Environment & Climate Change; and Water & Sanitation Service Delivery. An analysis of fundamental ICT methodologies employed is discussed in Section III. Section IV, in conclusion, suggests an action-plan for enhancing ICT initiatives as a component of the Bank’s lending activities.