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Joint Program Kick-Off: Successful Approaches to National Slum Upgrading and Prevention – Recent Experiences in 15 Countries

In 2009, the World Bank Institute, jointly with Cities AllianceUN-HABITATGIZ, and Inter-American Development Bank launched a global initiative: "Successful Approaches to National Slum Upgrading and Prevention – Recent Experiences in 15 Countries." This study looks at ways of scaling up slums and achieving affordable housing through national policy reforms and programmatic approaches to better understand what works and what does not work, and why in scaling up and implementing upgrading and prevention policies and programs.

 
This study is divided into three main phases, including the documentation of country-specific experiences; dissemination of these cases studies through peer learning networks among policy makers and practitioners; and, developing training based on these case studies.
 
Since its official launch in August 2009, the study has completed an in-depth literature review, a detailed methodology design for country-work as well as the development of a peer learning network
 
On-going Activities:
  • Online public discussion about the study. 
  • Training Workshop for local consultants, Frankfurt, Germany, March – April 2011
  • Field-work in Brazil, South Africa, India, and Indonesia, March – July 2011

Upcoming Activities
  • Field-work in Tunisia, Columbia, Chile, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Field work in Morocco, Bangladesh, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Kenya

 

Read more about the initiative (PDF 128KB)

For more information contact:
André Herzog aherzog@worldbank.org and Anushay Anjum aanjum@worldbank.org