See data visualizations showing how the size of a country’s presence at Davos compares with its population and GDP size, based on analysis of the WEF’s participants lists for the last 8 years. Explore the charts yourself to see where your country fits.
How can municipalities finance their water projects? The short answer: taxes, tariffs, transfers, bonds, loans, and grants. The long answer was divulged yesterday by a panel of finance experts who discussed strategic financial planning for water at the World Water Forum in Marseille, France. The crux of the issue was best outlined through a post-panel interview with Richard Torkelson – Managing Director, ButcherMark Financial Advisors LLC and Board Member for UNSGAB. I asked him “How can you effectively adapt a strategic financial plan in countries where the governments are working on cumbersome, if not outdated, laws and policies?” He responded that “the awareness of the need to change has almost gone off the curve.