This report identifies lessons learned from implementation of a community-driven urban development initiative in Indonesia, the Neighborhood Upgrading and Shelter Sector Project (NUSSP), and the extent to which it contributed to improvements in service delivery and governance in six beneficiary communities. The NUSSP subprojects examined were found to be well implemented, with high levels of community participation in project planning, implementation, and monitoring. However, participation by women and poor villagers was relatively low. The subprojects did not significantly affect the quality of institutional arrangements for local service delivery lying outside the scope of the project.
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