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Cities Revenue Management Master Class in Nairobi
​Over 60 senior practitioners in the field of municipal financial management from countries across Africa attended the recent Revenue Management Master Class in Nairobi, Kenya.
 
Hosted by PPIAF and the AFD through its corporate university CEFEB, in collaboration with eThekwini’s Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE) and the World Bank, the five-day Master Class aimed at strengthening the capacity of local authorities and improving the delivery of services to their citizens.
 
The objective of the Master Class was to improve the management of cities through better revenue management. Beyond fostering the building of local government practitioner capacity on the continent, the Master Class provided south-to-south cooperation and gave the participants an opportunity to learn from each other.
 
One of the most pressing challenges facing cities on the African continent in the 21st century is the ability for municipalities to effectively collect and manage city revenues. Local government revenues in many African countries are not enough to develop and provide adequate urban services to the region’s fast growing urban populations and most cities have chronic budget deficits.
 
While there is a need for greater sharing of revenue sources between central and local governments, the yield potential of sources currently available to local authorities is far from being fully exploited.
 
Participants left the Master Class with practical ideas and tools that will enable them to improve the revenue or new revenue collection systems, identify new sources of revenue and implement a revenue management strategy.
 
Besides the presentations, the participants had a unique opportunity to share experiences with and learn from senior officials from some of the larger African municipalities.

 
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