Good policies and enabling legislation for attaining MDGs: a methodology for participatory review and assessment
UN-HABITAT, through the Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme, has implemented a pilot project to document some outstanding urban policies and laws. Studies were done in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. An Expert Group Meeting (EGM) was held in Nairobi in July 2004, to review the experience and methodology.
The EGM concluded that the methodology represents a cost effective tool for unpacking and assessing policies and legislation. It recommended its widespread application in support of attaining the Millennium Development Goals. This publication presents the process, the methodology and its application; and key findings. It also includes further inputs from the World Urban Forum II, Dialogue on Urban Realities, which showcased six outstanding policies and legislation.