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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 6 PALM in slum improvement projects: a training experience from India

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 6 PALM in slum improvement projects: a training experience from India Sheelu Francis Background · Failing to involve slum residents in programme planning and design; Slum Improvement Projects (SIPs) are integrated urban development projects which · The existence of a government culture with incorporate physical improvements in water and a very different interpretation of sanitation, drainage, access, garbage collection participatory development to that of NGOs; and electricity, primary health care and · Attitudes towards government as a provider community development programmes such as of free services which have hindered the pre-school, non-formal education, adult literacy promotion of individual and community and economic development. The Overseas self reliance; Development Administration (ODA) is currently funding SIPs in five Indian cities - · Project scale: for example Hyderabad SIP Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada covers 300 slums with a population of 450 (Andhra Pradesh), Indore (Madhya Pradesh) 000. This has made it difficult to establish and Calcutta. A further two projects are planned close or intensive relationships with slum in Cuttack (Orissa) and Cochin (Kerala). These communities; projects are implemented either by government · Compartmentalisation of the project into municipal corporations or development community development, health and authorities. engineering ...

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