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Financing the New Urban Agenda - World Urban Forum 7
8 Apr 2014 -  "The debate revolved around the implementation of the Habitat Agenda with a special focus on its adequate financing including exploration of viable innovations, synergic mechanisms and new partnerships to be proposed ahead of Habitat III.

The overall objectives were:

*To contribute to developing a common understanding about the catalytic and multiplying effects of coordinated donors' investments in sustainable urban development to achieve the overall development goal.
*To outline current challenges and comparative advantages within the existing framework of financing instruments for sustainable development, and specifically propose innovative means to finance a reinvigorated urban agenda.
*To promote increased coordination and cooperation of development actors at the urban level encouraging synergy and new partnerships, in order to effectively and efficiently allocate available resources. "