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The Akiba Mashinani trust Kenya: role of a local fund in urban development
Working paper, 36 pages
This paper looks at the funding and financial services provided by the Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT) to support the housing, livelihood and other initiatives undertaken by the Kenyan Homeless People’s Federation (Muungano wa Wanavijiji) in informal settlements. It also describes the measures taken to ensure greater equity, inclusion (especially for the lowest income groups), participation/community management, accountability and cost effectiveness.
IIED is researching the benefits and challenges of devolving development and climate finance to the local level, and is helping to build local-level capacity to access and manage resources.