Background and objectives
The project is follow-up to the national action plan prepared for Habitat II and seeks to reinforce local capacities to design and implement integrated municipal programmes for urban poverty reduction through partnerships and participatory approaches.
Project activities include preparation of action plans for improving access to housing and basic urban services, revenue and employment and social integration of vulnerable groups; building municipal and local capacities for strategic participatory planning and operational partnerships; development of priority and demonstration actions through mobilization of financial facilities and partner resources; use of tested methodologies.
Two integrated municipal plans for urban poverty alleviation have been formulated and validated by local partners. Demonstration activities financed by the programme are under implementation and lessons learnt will be drawn in terms of replicable methodologies and mechanisms for development of municipal action plans based on partnerships and participatory approaches and integration of poverty alleviation in all sectoral policies.