Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)

Slum Upgrading

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) is an initiative of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat, funded by the European Commission and implemented by UN-Habitat.

Launched in 2008, the overall objective of PSUP is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the urban poor and to contribute to millennium Development goal (MDG) 7, including: target C, to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation; and, target D, to achieve a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020.

The programme’s purpose is to strengthen the capacity of local, central, and regional institutions and key stakeholders in settlement and slum improvement through the use of good governance and management approaches, pilot projects, and contributing, where needed, to policy development and the implementation of institutional, legislative, financial, and normative and implementation frameworks. To meet these challenges, the PSUP programme seeks to harmonize with local and national stakeholders on key slum upgrading projects through creating a network for regional slum upgrading challenges. For this purpose, regional training and policy seminars on the programme’s concept, themes, and methods will be organized with all stakeholders involved. The programme also aims to support local and national authorities in identifying adequate funding to carry out specific activities. The PSUP is being implemented through a tripartite partnership between the European Commission, the ACP Group of States, and UN-Habitat.

PSUP Principles
PSUP Achievements
Where PSUP is being implemented
Why Should Countries Join PSUP
How to Join PSUP

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For more information on the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, please contact the PSUP office: psup@unhabitat.org

The PSUP has set up the e-learning platform MyPSUP.
MyPSUP is exclusively for PSUP country teams and the UN-HABITAT PSUP team.




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