The Data Index presents our analysis of eight cities’ strategies and plans to improve informal settlements and backyards.

Participation and Empowerment

Community participation and empowerment, together with secure tenure and improved living conditions, are the main objectives of government's primary informal settlement upgrading policy: the Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (UISP). Institutional capacity is required to facilitate this participatory approach to informal settlement upgrading.


  • Strategy for participatory upgrading
  • Institutional capacity for participation strategy
Evidence of
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Viewing results for: 2019

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Does the city government have partnerships in place with organisations that can facilitate community participation?
Are there budgetary or institutional capacity for participatory planning in informal settlements?
Are there any other special arrangements in place to allow for participatory informal settlement upgrading?
Progress