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The Akiba Mashinani trust Kenya: role of a local fund in urban development

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.

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  • IIED code: 10182IIED
  • Published: Jan 2017 - IIED
  • Area: Kenya
  • Theme: Urban
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-444-6
  • Language: English

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