Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)
Launched in 2008, the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) is a joint effort of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Commission (EC) and UN-Habitat. To date, the programme has reached out to 38 ACP countries and 160 cities, and has provided the necessary enabling framework for improving the lives of at least 2 million slum dwellers. Through its emphasis on participatory planning methods emphasizing integrated strategies and systemic change, Member States have joined PSUP as a global platform to address the challenge of slums and learn from each other’s efforts. In practical terms, PSUP puts slums on the ‘urban’ maps and encourages the necessary policy changes, budget allocations and multi-stakeholder partnerships for the sustainable improvement of slum dwellers’ living conditions. PSUP thus institutionalizes partnerships and empowers key urban actors to contribute to the incremental eradication of urban poverty at community, city-wide and national levels.
Where PSUP is being implemented
The Programme has grown considerably since it was first launched in 2008. Beginning with only 12 countries, with the support of the European Commission and the ACP Secretariat the PSUP has expanded to 35 countries, involving more than 150 cities.
|The PSUP has set up the e-learning platform MyPSUP. MyPSUP is exclusively for PSUP country teams and the UN-HABITAT PSUP team.|