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The dimensions of the problem
The benefits of the urban economy reach beyond city boundaries
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actors Africa alternatives to slums approach Asia average basic services Brazil building capacity central Cities Alliance citywide community organizations community-driven create donors economic ensure estimates federations financing formal funds global groups Habitat Agenda household housing implementation improving the lives income informal settlements institutions international agencies interventions investment required land lives of slum loans low-income countries ment middle-income countries Millennium City Millennium Development Goals Millennium Project million slum dwellers mobilize monitoring municipal Nairobi national governments networks NGOs Nicaragua participation participatory partnership percent planning poor urban poverty reduction strategies private sector PRODEL programs reduce regions residents rural sanitation secure tenure security of tenure slum dwellers slum formation slum upgrading social solutions South Africa subsidies sustainable task force tion U.S. dollars UN-HABITAT upgrading slums urban areas urban development urban governance urban poor urban population urban poverty women World Bank