Seminar looks at paying for municipal services, infrastructure in metropolitan areas

The SARChI Chair in Multilevel Government Policy at the Dullah Omar Institute, and SALGA Western Cape hosted a to a Policy Dialogue with Dr Enid Slack on 5 February 2019 in Cape Town. The event focused on paying for municipal services and infrastructure in metropolitan areas.

Her talk on funding of municipal services and infrastructure included development in land value capture both in terms of capturing the increase in land value arising from public investment plus the increase in value arising from a change in zoning.

Dr Enid Slack - She is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. The IMFG focuses on the fiscal health and governance challenges facing cities and city-regions in Canada and around the world.

Enid has been working on municipal finance issues for over 35 years and has been retained by agencies such as the World Bank, IMF, CIDA, UN Habitat, Asian Development Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank in countries such as Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, Mongolia, the Philippines, and South Africa. She has written several books and articles on property taxes, tax incentives, intergovernmental transfers, development charges, financing municipal infrastructure, municipal governance, municipal boundary restructuring, and education funding.