Homeless International prepared this thematic paper in May 2002 as part of the \"Bridging the finance gap in housing and infrastructure\" research project. This thematic paper explores the use of capital funds to catalyse the transformation of cities characterised by failing internal relationships between authorities and the poor, into cities that create development on the basis of equitable and capable partnerships. The paper also provides an analysis of the different forms of finance required by organisations of the urban poor in order that they may take a legitimate and effective role in designing and implementing urban regeneration initiatives in partnership with city authorities. The findings fed into the process of designing and implementing the Community Led Infrastructure Finance Facility (CLIFF), which has been piloted in India with the Alliance.
Mcleod, R. Bridging the finance gap in housing and infrastructure. Paucity And Capacity Within City Financing. (2002) 25 pp.