finance your cities

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, that aims to increase the impact of transformative systems and support the localization of financing for sustainable urbanization and territorial development.

Finance Your Cities proposes four action levers. Operational country programs to create space for dialogue, increase capacities of public authorities, and 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 innovative solutions led by public and private institutions towards local finance.

An annual publication to highlight the trends, inspiring experiences and give voice to practitioners.

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Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards identify, connect and promote innovative financial models that support the prerequisite to ecological transition of cities and regions, namely sustainable urban infrastructure and public services.

The Innovation Awards appraise categories of players rather than specific sectors.

The finalists are institutions that have developed the innovative financial mechanisms, whether they are the main financial partner or the host agency, and a total of 6 innovations prizes will be awarded: 5 according to the category of actor (of the urban financing chain) and a Jury´s Grand Prix to acknowledge the most inspiring model for adaptation financing.


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.




They support Finance Your Cities

Pioneered by FMDV – Fonds mondial pour le développement des villes

Agence de la transition écologique (ADEME)

Ministère de la Transition écologique et de la Cohésion des territoires

CGLU – Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis (UCLG- CGLU)

European Commission