slum upgrading, slum prevention, community participation

Pro-Poor Climate Action in Informal Settlements

Urbanization is one of the global megatrends of our time, unstoppable and irreversible. In 30 years, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas; 90 per cent of this urban growth will take place in less developed regions such as East Asia, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. These are regions where capacity and resources are already constrained, and development challenges are ever more complex and concentrated.

The State of African Cities 2018 - The geography of African investment

The aim of The State of African Cities 2018: The geography of African investment report is to contribute to development policies that can turn African cities into more attractive, competitive and resilient foreign direct investment (FDI) destinations. Attracting global FDI is highly competitive and crosses various geographic scales, therefore regional cooperation by cities and nations is critical. But FDI is not a panacea since it has both positive and negative effects and careful choices need to be made by cities in their pursuit of FDI, if it is to lead to inclusive economic growth.

Designing and Implementing Street-Led Citywide Slum Upgrading Programmes: A training module companion

With the number of slum dwellers expected to reach 889 million by 2020 it has been recognized that there is a need to move away from piecemeal project-based slum upgrading interventions.  Instead, it is necessary to bring slum upgrading to a citywide scale and implement a twin-track approach that promotes both the  upgrading of existing slums and simultaneously uses policy to prevent the multiplication of slums and urban informality.

A Practical Guide to Designing, Planning, and Executing Citywide Slum Upgrading Programmes

While 220 million people have been lifted out of slum conditions over the past 10 years, the number of people living in slum conditions is likely to grow by six million every year, to reach a total of 889 million by 2020. It is necessary to equip cities and their practitioners with the tools and capacities to anticipate and control urban growth and city officials will require knowledge, skills and methodologies that will allow them not only to upgrade existing slums but also prevent the appearance of new ones.

Kibera: Integrated Water Sanitation and Waste Management Project

This book documents the processes, challenges and related successes of a pilot project on slum upgrading in Soweto East villages of Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi. As a post project intervention assessment report, it focuses on distilling lessons learnt and best practices with a view of informing future strategies and policy decisions on slum upgrading interventions for similar urban settlements in any part of the world.

Burundi : Profil Urbain National (French)

Le Burundi est un petit pays sans littoral situé au centreest de l’Afrique entre le Rwanda au nord, la Tanzanie à l’est et au sud et enfin la République démocratique du Congo à l’ouest et au sud-ouest. Il couvre une superficie de 27 834 km2. Essentiellement rural, le pays vit de l’agriculture. Le Burundi est l’un des pays les plus pauvres de l’Afrique Sub-saharienne avec un revenu par habitant de 109 US$ en 2006.

Cameroun: Profil Urbain National du Cameroun - French Language Version

Les villes camerounaises, particulièrement les plus grandes d’entre elles, sont confrontées à de nombreuses difficultés liées à la prolifération de l’habitat spontané, à l’insalubrité, à l’enclavement de certains quartiers sous intégrés, à l’insécurité, au chômage et à la montée du grand banditisme. Au rythme actuel d’urbanisation (5% de croissance en moyenne annuelle), près de 60 % de la population camerounaise vivront dans les villes à l’horizon de 2015. 

Cameroun: Profil Urbain de Kribi

Petite ville côtière du Cameroun, Kribi est située à la croisée de trois importantes routes nationales (P-8, N-7 et N-17). Dotée d’une population totale de plus de 60,000 habitants et située dans un lieu privilégié, elle dispose donc d’atouts important au niveau économique tel le tourisme et l’existence d’un port maritime bien positionné.