This book addresses the urgent need for adequate shelter and services for the urban poor in developing countries. It not only examines the evolution and performance of policies and projects, but also analyzes factors which effect policy implementation, and identifies alternative approaches for upgrading settlements as well as increasing access of the poor to these shelters. To enhance the practicality of this excellent source, there are ten original case studies of urban projects, eighteen country papers, and concept papers from the United Nations Centre for Regional Development.
About the Author
G.SHABBIR CHEEMA is Development Administration Planner at the United Nations Centre for Regional Development.
Table of Contents
Urban Shelter and Services
The Urban Poor
Evolution of Policies and Programs
Capabilities of Implementing Agencies
Financing, Cost Recovery, and Affordability
Land for the Urban Poor
Policy and Program Impacts
Factors Influencing Implementation
Conclusions and Implications for Action