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Series: Housing the Poor in Asian Cities

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 3; LAND: A crucial element in housing the urban poor

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 3; LAND: A crucial element in housing the urban poor

This Quick Guide examines how formal and informal land markets in Asian cities work, how they have succeeded or failed to make decent, secure, affordable land accessible to the urban poor and how community organizations, support institutions and government agencies are finding innovative ways to improve the poor's access to land for their housing. More info →
Quick Guides for Policy Makers 4 EVICTION: Alternatives to the whole-scale destruction of urban poor communities

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 4 EVICTION: Alternatives to the whole-scale destruction of urban poor communities

This Quick Guide explores several practicable and replicable alternatives to evictions which are being tested, refined and scaled up by governments, community groups and support institutions in Asia. More info →
Quick Guides for Policy Makers 7; RENTAL HOUSING. A much neglected housing option for the poor

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 7; RENTAL HOUSING. A much neglected housing option for the poor

This Quick Guide reviews the characteristics of rental housing markets and how they function. More info →
Quick Guides for Policy Makers 2; LOW-INCOME HOUSING. Approaches to help the urban poor find adequate accomodation
Quick Guides for Policy Makers 6; COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS. The poor as agents of development

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 6; COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS. The poor as agents of development

This Quick Guide examines how community organizations can be valuable and resourceful partners when it comes to finding viable solutions to their own housing problems. More info →
Quick Guides for Policy Makers 5; HOUSING FINANCE. Ways to help the poor pay for housing

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 5; HOUSING FINANCE. Ways to help the poor pay for housing

This Quick Guide introduces some of the key concepts of formal housing finance and an overview of how both the formal and informal systems of delivering housing finance work especially with regard to the urban poor. More info →
Quick Guides for Policy Makers 1; URBANIZATION. The Role the poor play in urban development

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 1; URBANIZATION. The Role the poor play in urban development

This Quick Guide 1 looks at some of the current trends in urbanization in Asia, including urban-rural migration, the links between Qurbanization and poverty and the state of formal and informal housing in the context of urbanization. More info →
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