Country Programme for Ethiopia 2016-2020
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1978 to address the issues of urban growth, it is a knowledgeable institution on urban development processes, and understands the aspirations of cities and their residents.
- Urban population will double within the next 15 years
- National Urban Policy exists since 2005, recognising the link between urbanisation, industrialisation and structural transformation
- Major investments occurred in urban areas during the last 20 years especially regarding housing (condominium programme) and infrastructure development
- Urban growth is largely unplanned and uncoordinated