Cities and Climate Change, Global Report on Human Settlements

the Report suggests that broad-based oversight organizations, such as advisory boards, representing the interests of all
actors, should be created to help avoid the danger that private or sectarian interests may distort local action (for instance, by
investing in technologies, infrastructures and housing that only benefit a minority, or by hijacking the benefits of grassroots
funding). This is especially of concern in urban areas within countries that have experienced strong centralized control in the
hands of local elites and state agents, but the principle of broad-based oversight can and should be practised everywhere.