Finance your cities
The platform where high-level public and private actors connect to make meaningful steps towards solving the global financing and investment gap for resilient, sustainable and inclusive
cities and regions
Finance Your Cities
The “Finance Your Cities” platform is a global initiative, pioneered by FMDV, which aims to increase the impact of transformative systems and support the localization of financing for sustainable urbanization and territorial development.
Finance Your Cities offers four action levers. Operational country programs, to create space for dialogue, increase capacities of public authorities, prepare and support action.
An annual conference that represents a strategic and policy forum, a solutions forum and an action forum. Annual innovation awards to promote solutions led by public and private institutions towards local finance.
A publication and various video resources to highlight trends, inspiring experiences and give voice to the urban finance value chain, for a sustainable, resilient and just urban transition.
FMDV, the Global Fund For Cities Development, is a global network of local and regional governments with the mission to develop and promote investment and financing solutions to enhance urban development.
It represents a new fundamental instrument for cities in their quest for technical and financial assistance. FMDV supports strategies and operational solutions for financing urban territories. FMDV organizes the convergence of stakeholders to accelerate action.
FMDV advocates for action and contributes to policy and institutional debates on the localization of funding.
Pioneered by FMDV – Global Fund for Cities Development, within its Finance Your Cities Platform umbrella, the Finance Your Cities Innovation Awards identify, connect and promote financial innovations in favor of the sustainable and resilient transition of cities and regions, with a specific emphasis on financing adaptation.
Through the FYC Innovation Awards, we invite you to celebrate categories of players rather than specific sectors.
The candidates are actors from the urban financing value chain that have designed and implemented innovative financial mechanisms, whether they are the main financial partner or the host institution.