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Please find below resources organized in the following categories:
About Slum Upgrading (Cities Alliance, No Date)
Document briefly discusses the policies and practices regarding slum upgrading.
Building Urban Safety through Slum Upgrading (UN Habitat, 2011)
Document discusses how only a few cities have incorporated a coherent component to prevent crime and mitigate violence in their urban development agendas. Discusses best practices for urban policy integration.
Eviction: Alternatives to the destruction of urban poor communities (UN Habitat/City Alliances, 2011)
Document provides advice for policy makers in Sub Shahran Africa on evictions with an explanation of conditions, concepts, approaches, tools, guidelines and resources.
Forced Evictions , Global Crisis, Global Solutions (UN Habitat, 2011)
A Review Of the Status of Forced Evictions Globally Through the Work of the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions, Un-Habitat and Other International Actors
Health Effects of Forced Evictions in Mumbai (Brief) (Nuffeld Institute for Health, 1999)
Discusses the effects of forced evictions on residents in Mumbai, India
Kikaramoja (Jinja Town) Informal Settlement Enumeration Report (Act Together, 2009)
Document discusses the findings of the enumeration exercise that was carried out in Kikaramoja area that will assist to make rational and informed planning decisions for the area.
Losing your Home: Assessing the impact of eviction (UN Habitat, 2011)
The document discusses the important steps needed to understand the tools and approaches required to create a solid evidence base of the actual and potential losses of forced evictions and thus promoting viable alternative policies and approaches.
Low-income Housing - How to address the issue in African cities (UN Habitat, 2011)
This guide describes several ways of addressing low-income housing in African cities at the programme and project level. It focuses on well tried methods of improving the housing and living environments of people living in slums and informal settlements, and providing adequate housing for future generations of urban poor.
Rental Housing: A much neglected housing option for the poor (UN Habitat, 2011)
Millions of people in African cities are tenants. Rental housing may be only a partial answer to urban housing problems, but it is an important housing option - especially for the urban poor, and in particularly in situations where people are not ready or able to buy or build houses of their own. This guide is aimed to quickly enhance understanding of low-income housing issues.
State of African Cities 2010 (UN Habitat, 2010) (Available at the SSA-Secretariat for insight)
State of the World's Cities 2010/2011 - Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide (UN Habitat, 2011) (Available at the SSA-Secretariat for insight)
Access to Housing Finance in Kenya: Exploring the Issues (Mutero, 2007)
The intent of this document is to provide a general overview of Kenya’s housing finance sector with a particular emphasis on how it functions with respect to the needs of low income earners.
Access to Housing Finance in Uganda: Exploring the Issues (Kalema & Kayiira, 2008)
The intent of this document is to provide a general overview of Uganda's housing finance sector with a particular emphasis on how it functions with respect to the needs of low income earners.
Background Paper on Shelter Finance (Mitlin, 2007)
UN-Habitat suggests that one in every three people in the world will live in “slums” within 30 years. This paper analyses innovations in shelter finance that may help to avoid this situation.
Housing Finance: Ways to help the poor pay for housing (UN Habitat/Cities Alliances, 2011)
Document aims to help build the capacities of national and local government of?cials and policy makers who need to quickly enhance their understanding of low-income housing issues.
Market Conditions for Housing Loans in Uganda (Nillson, 2012)
Paper exploring demand and supply of housing loans in Uganda. A survey conducted by Centenary Bank was explored.
Workshop Report: Growing Sustainable Housing Microfinance Options in Sub-Saharan Africa: Turning Loans into Homes (Rooftops Canada, 2010)
Under the theme of “Turning Loans into Homes”, the primary task of the workshop was to address the role of housing support services (HSS) – non-financial services offered by lenders to support their borrowers in accessing quality housing – in the housing micro lending process.
A guide to property rights in Uganda (UN Habitat, 2007)
This guide is intended to be a short and accessible, but comprehensive, introduction to the applicable law on land and property, which can be used as a basic reference point and a training resource.
Land: A crucial element in housing the urban poor - Looking at land tenure, its problems, benefits, and solutions in African cities
Land Tenure and International Investment in Agriculture (Committee on World Food Security, 2011)
This report makes explicit the risks for food security, and for the right to food, generated by international investments in land that are actively sought by governments in middle and low income countries.
Monitoring Security of Tenure in cities (UN Habitat, 2012) (Available at the SSA-Secretariat for insight)
This publication, presents and innovatiove method to ascertain the extent to which security of tenure can be measured at three main levels.
Not About Us Without Us: Working with grassroots organisations in the land field (UN Habitat, 2011)
This publication, from the Global Land Tool Network, presents a the grassroots mechanism it plans to promote for the effective inclusion of local community groups (grassroots).
Protecting Community Lands and Resources: Evidence from Mozambique, Liberia and Uganda (Knight e.a., 2012)
This report details the communities’ various experiences undertaking the land documentation activities and summarizes the initial impacts of these efforts under the following subject headings: conflict resolution and prevention (encompassing boundary harmonization and demarcation); intra-community governance (encompassing by-laws/constitution drafting); and conservation and sustainable natural resources management (encompassing land and natural resource management plan drafting). It then briefly reviews the obstacles confronted relative to the administrative components of the process.
Secure Land Rights for All (UN Habitat, 2008)
This publication on Secure Land Rights for All demonstrates how secure land rights are particularly important in helping to reverse three types of phenomena: gender discrimination; social exclusion of vulnerable groups; and wider social and economic inequalities linked to inequitable and insecure rights to land.
Situational Analysis of Informal Settlements in Kampala (UN Habitat, 2007)
Comprehensive study of informal settlements in Kampala.
The Land Market in Kampala, Uganda and its Effect on Settlement Patterns (International Housing Coalition, 2009)
This study assesses the land market in Kampala, Uganda in order to better understand the extent to which land is a constraint to development and particularly to the development of housing for the majority of residents of Kampala.
Urban development - promoting jobs, upgrading slums (Cities Alliance, no date)
The Cities Alliance has reproduced this section of the Millennium Project’s Report to the UN Secretary General which identifies five central issues facing the world’s growing urban areas: improving security of tenure, upgrading slums and improving housing, expanding citywide infrastructure and effective service delivery, creating urban jobs through local economic development, and providing alternatives to slum formation. Together, these policy recommendations amount to an agenda for urban reform that could dramatically improve the lives of millions of slum dwellers, and improve the ability of cities to drive their national economies.
Urban Land Markets , Economic concepts and tools for engaging in Africa (UN Habitat, 2010)
This Handbook introduces key economic and related concepts explaining the functioning of urban land markets. You will find in this Handbook tools for engaging in a critical analysis of conventional economics, particularly in the understanding of how African urban land markets work. Of great importance is the understanding of how land use, supply and demand unfold in African context.
Urban World: Cities and Land Rights (UN Habitat, 2011)
Land is a scare resource involving a wide range of rights and responsibilities. When poorly managed, it can become contentious often leading to disputes, conflict, degradation and other problems, all of them drivers of slum development and poverty in urban areas.
The purpose of this study is to fill in a gap in research that addresses the link between HIV/AIDS and human settlements.
Overview - HIV/AIDS is a housing issue. (Rooftops, 2006)
Short article summarizing efforts being made by Rooftops Canada on the HIV/Aids & Housing Issue.
Gendering Land Tools ( ) (Temporarily Unavailable)
Designing and Evaluating Land Tools with a Gender Perspective; a training package (UN Habitat, 2011)
This training course covers the principles of the Gender Evaluation Criteria and illustrates how a land professional can use them to evaluate the gender equality of specific land tools, and make sure that gender is considered in the initial design of a tool.
Gender Land and Asset Survey (ICRW, 2011)
To provide some of this more in-depth detail on determinants of women’s asset rights, ICRW and Associates Research Uganda Limited. developed and piloted a survey methodology for collecting and analyzing individual- and householdlevel quantitative data on women’s rights over assets.
Highlights from studying promotion of Women’s participation in SACCOs (Kamuhanda & Peterlechner, no date)
The study confirmed that SACCOs are indeed male dominated institutions at all levels, i. e. membership, governance, and management.
This study attempted to determine the nature and relative importance of the socio-cultural and economic factors that facilitated or impeded men and women’s engagement in urban housing development.
Paper adressing the issues woman and disabled have in their struggle for better housing.
Impact of forced evictions of women (Briefing Paper) (Cohre, 2010)
This Briefing Paper on the Impact of Forced Evictions on Women incorporates the testimonies of some of the women COHRE has interviewed over the years, with an overview of some of the key issues which women face within the context of forced evictions. This Briefing Paper also examines the relevant provisions of international human rights law and what they mean for women, and sets forth recommendations to improve the current situation for women.
International Agreements on Housing and Gender (UNED Forum, 1996)
All international agreements on Housing and Gender combined into one article.
This evaluation report uses data from quantitative surveys; qualitative interviews with rights workers, their clients, and local leaders; and the monitoring system in order to evaluate community-based programs in Uganda.
Land Ownership and Property Control: Grassroots Women Document Innovations in Practice (Leavitt e.a., 2006)
This reportfocuses on grassroots women’s strategies to attain and manage land, housing and property through the work of different groups.
Literature Review on Land and and Gender Surveys in Uganda (Rugadya e.a., 2008)
This study seeks to confront the realities that come with recognizing the importance of women’s land/asset engagement.
Measuring the Impact of Paralegal Program on Women's Empowernment in Rural Uganda (Ucobac, 2009)
This report aims to contextualize the WLHP (Women’s Land, Housing and Property Rights Project) project and, by describing the project’s goals and indicators, to situate the M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) systems proposed.
Property Rights and Marginalized Groups in Uganda (Mulumba, 2006)
The paper is an analysis of property rights of the poor and marginalized in Uganda. It is an attempt to assess the impact of the violations of these rights on the capacity of the poor to create wealth. The poor constitute women, children and people with disabilities in various settings.
Women’s Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources, including Microfinance (United Nations, 2009)
The 2009 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development addresses the important theme of “Women’s control over economic resources and access to financial resources, including microfinance”.
Women's property rights violations in Kenya (Human Rights Watch, 2003
This report recounts the experiences of women from various regions, ethnic groups, religions, and social classes in Kenya who have one thing in common: because they are women, their property rights have been trampled.
Land, Environment and Climate Change: Challenges, responses and Tools (UN Habitat, 2010)
A research from UN Habitat where tools are supplied to respond to climate change & land.
This paper attests the process of city growth in Africa and gives pointers
on how sustainable urban development can be achieved.
Population, Urban Development and the Environment in Kampala (Makerere University, No Date)
This research examines the relationship between population, development and environment in Kampala and its immediate environs for policy action that would promote sustainable urbanization and development of Kampala metropolitan area.
This paper provides an overview on what has been learned about urban poverty over the past decade with a focus on what is new and what the implications are for the World Bank going forward in an increasingly urbanized world.
A Guide to Property Law in Uganda
National Slum Upgrading Policy
Policy Guide to Rental Housing in Developing Countries
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