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City Creditworthiness tool

The World Bank developed an online tool that aims to improve the creditworthiness and the access to finance of local authorities (cities, states, utilities and others).

Key points

This “City Creditworthiness: Self-Assessment & Planning Toolkit” is part of the City Creditworthiness Initiative that aims to provide local authorities with comprehensive, hands-on, and long-term support and help them:

  • Achieve higher creditworthiness by strengthening financial performance;
  • Develop an enabling legal and regulatory, institutional, and policy framework for responsible sub-national borrowing through reforms at the national level;
  • Improve the “demand” side of financing by developing sound, climate-smart projects that foster green growth;
  • Improve the “supply” side of financing by engaging with private sector investors.