The name CIV FI is an abbreviation for two phrases; “Civitas Fi,” which is Latin for “faith in civilization,” and also “Civic Finance,” which seems to be one of the areas today where our faith in civilization is most challenged.

CIV FI was created to answer a need for greater discussion among and between investors, policymakers, researchers and all interested citizens on the issues of financial sustainability. With debt-fueled economic growth no longer feasible, it is important to formulate new financial models to maintain government services and make wise infrastructure investments. Through analysis and commentary by the editor and guest contributors, CIV FI endeavors to make the quantitative financial choices available to investors and policymakers more transparent and accessible.  CIV FI aspires to participate in the dialogue towards discovering and adopting new, optimal and sustainable models for financing civilization.