Quick Guides for Policy Makers - Housing the Poor in African Cities. 8: Local government. Addressing urban challenges in a participatory and integrated way
This Quick Guide 8 provides a brief overview of local government in Africa, and the urban challenges (and opportunities) that local government bodies need to respond to.
The guide shows how physical development, economic development and social development need to go hand in hand in order for interventions to be effective and sustainable. Some key tools for local governments to use when adopting these approaches are presented.