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Partnerships for progressive pro-poor city planning
IIED Briefing, 4 pages
City and municipal governments in the global South often lack the
resources and political will to engage with urban poor groups to tackle poverty. However, organised urban poor groups in over 30 nations have developed a range of strategies to build partnerships with local governments in developing progressive, pro-poor, urban planning. This briefing summarises experience gathered from several countries including South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe and gives examples of how partnerships between local government and urban poor groups can be effective and lead to progressive pro-poor policy reform for urban development.