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Metadata on SDG Indicator 11.1.1

Manuals & Guidelines
February, 2018

The housing sector including its institutions, laws and regulations, touches every single aspect of the economy of a country and has interface with practically every social development sector. People living in adequate homes have better health, higher chances to improve their human capital and seize the opportunities available in urban contexts. At the same time, a housing sector that performs well acts as a ‘development multiplier’ benefiting complementary industries, contributing to economic development, employment generation, service provision and overall poverty reduction.

Tackle tenure issues in informal settlements

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2017

Four years ago, I was part of a research team looking at access to land and basic services in informal settlements.

We conducted field interviews in Mukuru slums in Eastlands. We were amazed at the levels of development in the area. People were constructing permanent structures despite the fact that they were under the impression that informal settlements are characterised by temporary structures.

Four years later, there are ongoing discussions to address the plight of informal settlements. A fundamental starting point is to address issues of tenure security.

The political economy of fragility: Business, conflict and peace in Sierra Leone

Policy Papers & Briefs
November, 2017
Sierra Leone

This paper was written as part of the research initiative entitled Engaging the Business Community as a New Peacebuilding Actor. It is a joint project of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS), CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA), and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Urban Land Conflicts and Evictions in Latin America and the Caribbean

Reports & Research
August, 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American and Caribbean Urban CSO Cluster, part of the Global Land Tools Network (GTLN), together with Habitat for Humanity’s Solid Ground Campaign and the Land Portal Foundation, launched an online debate on Urban Land Conflicts in Latin America and the Caribbean in January 2017. Responding to the common interest to make information easy to access and flow to boost collaboration among stakeholders as a critical basis to improve land governance.

The role of universities in participatory informal settlement upgrading: experiences from Kenya, Namibia, Uganda, and Zambia.

July, 2017

This document is a report on the session that focused on the role of universities in participatory informal settlement upgrading at the workshop titled "Bottom-up city Wide planning in Gobabis", which took place on 11-13 May 2017, in Gobabis. The event was convened by the Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG) and the Shack Dwellers Federation, with support from Shack Dwellers International (SDI).

Supporting Women Landowners

Manuals & Guidelines
May, 2017

Utaran began work on the Sustainable Access to Land Equality (SALE) project to ensure transparency and accountability in land governance in December 2012, in partnership with CARE Internaional UK and Manusher Jonno Foundaion (MJF). The project engaged communiies in three pilot upazilas - Amtali Upazila of Barguna District, Mohanpur

Securing tenure rights in informal settlements

Reports & Research
April, 2017

The Constitution of Kenya provides that every citizen has the right to property. The provision ensures that an individual or group of people that acquire land have the protection to own this property if acquired lawfully. Individuals living in informal settlements then have a right to have property when acquired through proper means. Even though there are processes in progress to address the issue of securing tenure rights in informal settlements by the government.

Os Zoneamento urbanos e a irregularidade das moradias em Campinas, SP

Conference Papers & Reports
April, 2017
América Latina e Caribe
América do Sul
O presente artigo é parte de um projeto de pesquisa maior, com apoio do Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID), a Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP), por meio do Grupo de Governança de Terras (GGT), e com apoio da equipe de pesquisa da Toledo e Associados (T&A). Temos como objetivo analisar os Planos Diretores e o zoneamento determinado por eles e como eles a influenciam as escolhas da população ao se estabelecerem em área irregulares na Região Metropolitana de Campinas (RMC).

Digital land Survey and Settlement in Bangladesh (cartoon book)

Institutional & promotional materials
March, 2017

Utaran began work on the Sustainable Access to Land Equality (SALE) project to ensure transparency and accountability in land governance in December 2012. The project engaged communiies in three pilot upazilas - to raise the awareness of vulnerable landowners about land administraion, and to effect transparent processes for selecing landless people and for stateland setlement.

Sustainable Development Goals: Monitoring Human Settlements Indicators

Reports & Research
November, 2016

Today, more than half the world’s population lives in cities. By 2030, it is projected that 6 in 10 people will be urban dwellers. By 2050, the figure will have risen to 6.5 billion people; representing two-thirds of all civilization. Taking into account the increasing rural to urban migration and the rapid growth of cities in the developing world, it is clear that cities face a myriad of problems that may hinder planned growth and development.

Remaking the Urban Mosaic

Manuals & Guidelines
October, 2016

Participatory and inclusive land readjustment, or PILaR for short, is a way of reorganizing the ownership of land in and around cities in a pro-poor way. It brings together land parcels belonging to different owners and treats them as a single unit for planning and infrastructure provision. The municipality reserves a portion of the land for roads and other public infrastructure, and returns the rest to the original owners. Each owner gets back a smaller parcel, but it is worth more because it now has road access and other services.