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Access to shelter and services for low-income groups: lessons from Hawassa, Mogadishu and Nairobi on the politics of informal settlements and shelter access

Lucy Earle, Emma Grant

Project material, 28 pages

This report provides a synthesis of key findings and lessons from a three-city study on access to shelter and basic services for low-income groups in East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; and Hawassa, Ethiopia). Guided by political economy analysis, this paper sets out some key lessons for agencies operating in cities, highlighting why and how city dwellers make certain shelter choices, and provides suggestions on how to respond.

Publication information

  • IIED code: 10874IIED
  • Published: Oct 2019 - IIED
  • Area: Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia
  • Theme: Urban
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-733-1
  • Language: English

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This project ran from October 2017 to February 2020 and investigated systems of shelter provision in three East African cities – Nairobi in Kenya, Hawassa in Ethiopia and Mogadishu in Somalia – in order to generate new insights to inform more inclusive, affordable shelter interventions.

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