Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on City Finances

Okitasari, Mahesti, Kandpal, Richa and Korwatanasakul, Upalat (2022). Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on City Finances. UNU-IAS Policy Brief series. United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

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    Author Okitasari, Mahesti
    Kandpal, Richa
    Korwatanasakul, Upalat
    Title Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on City Finances
    Series Title UNU-IAS Policy Brief series
    Volume/Issue No. 37
    Publication Date 2022-11
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
    Pages IV, 4
    Language eng
    Abstract This policy brief provides advice for local policymakers and financial administrators to manage the short- and medium-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on city finances by improving fiscal policy effectiveness and building robust financial management systems. Recommendations: (i) conduct fiscal optimisation and crisis budgeting to improve own source revenue; (ii) adapt budgeting formats and link urban planning with investments to facilitate long-term financial planning; (iii) undertake comprehensive finance reviews to inform policy and increase budget transparency and accountability; (iv) introduce e-government tools in city financial management and participatory budgeting; and (v) leverage public–private and civil society partnerships for public service provision.
    Keyword City finances
    Fiscal resilience
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 24093017
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