Background and objectives:
Since 1997, UN-HABITAT has been working with UNDP to support local and national authorities in developing strategies to implement a pro-poor land policy, to improve shelter conditions and to improve access to basic services. Through active support to municipal programmes, UN-HABITAT has been collaborating with various stakeholders in fields such as urban governance, land regularisation and security of tenure.
The main activities have been:
The following results were achieved:
Urban planning code validated during a national workshop Translation of the code into Malagasy completed Capitalization of Integrated Local Plan through a study paper completed Urban Land Policy bill released Development of local land use plan, urban planning plan and neighbourhood development plan in the three municipalities completed Six technical assistants to support decentralized local authorities recruited
Participation of staff from three decentralized local authorities (CTD) and from the Interior Ministry at a workshop on participatory budgeting.
Five training sessions for CTD on new land regulation organized.