• Thursday 20 Oct 2016
  • Strengthening Local Governance and municipal Finance Through Property Taxation

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room A
    Lead Organization:
    • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

    The purpose of this event is to showcase UN-Habitat's role in the Joint Program on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG) in Somalia. Within the JPLG, UN-Habitat is responsible for municipal finance, urban planning and development, land governance (e.g. land dispute tribunal mechanism), environmental management (solid and biomedical waste management) and capacity building for local governments. We will discuss the successful implementation of Municipal Finance component of the program, lessons, learned, and application elsewhere. The focus will be given to automated system for property tax collection as a key for revenue mobilization.