The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme(PSUP) launched in 2008, is a joint initiativebetween UN-Habitat, the Africa, Caribbeanand Pacific (ACP) Secretariat, and theEuropean Commission. The Programme equipscountries with tools to improve the livingconditions of slum dwellers while preventingthe proliferation of new slums.

The Programme adopts an inclusive, city-wideapproach to improving the living conditions ofslums dwellers. It achieves impact becauseit fosters a change of mind-set among allstakeholders, delivers tangible improvementsto the living conditions of beneficiaries andengenders stronger institutional and planninglinkages that promote sustainable urbanizationby integrating slums.