With the global increase in urbanization rates and the consequent increase in demand for housing and basic urban services, and despite the development of urban policies in many countries, the population of informal and poor areas in the world has increased from 725 million in 2000 to an estimated 889 million in 2020. This increase widened the gap between social groups in urban communities and elevated the vulnerability and deprivation of the poor.
Cambodia is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to natural disasters and has suffered repeatedly from floods, storms and strong winds which have caused the loss of lives and destruction of livelihoods.
Responding the urgent need, UN-Habitat constructed/rehabilitated health and public facilities including hospitals, health units, schools, rural courts, education offices, police stations, prosecutor offices, community buildings, markets and so on. As of January 2020, 81 public facilities have been constructed in 59 villages in five Darfur States with the total contribution of 14,159,284 USD.
The 4-page brochure showcases the two projects in Blue Nile funded by the Government of Norway: “Promote Peace building and Stability in the Blue Nile” (2016-2019), and “Strategic Urban Development/Structure Plans for the Towns of Ad-Damazine and Al-Roseiris” (2015-2016) with the project outlines, achievements, and voices from the beneficiaries.
This is UN-Habitat’s sixth and final annual progress report on the implementation of the strategic plan 2014—2019. The report presents an analysis of progress on indicators against set targets for each expected accomplishment over the Strategic Plan period (2014—2019). Key achievements and detailed results across all scales are presented. Impact stories demonstrate the concrete and practical ways that UN-Habitat has transformed the lives of beneficiaries.
While we know that cities can be drivers for the achievement of Agenda 2030, lack of sufficient finance for investment in infrastructure and sustainable development prevents urban populations from reaching their full potential and increases the overall costs of municipalities. One obstacle for unleashing adequate finance is that there is a lack of understanding on the basic costs of a city. This necessitates a comprehensive costing estimation for SDG 11 on sustainable urbanization.