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Urban transformation and the politics of shelter: Understanding Nairobi's housing markets

Baraka Mwau, Alice Sverdlik, Jack Makau

Working paper, 88 pages

This working paper presents findings and recommendations from research on access to shelter and services in Nairobi, Kenya. It is part of a three-city study in East Africa also covering Mogadishu, Somalia and Hawassa, Ethiopia. Guided by political economy analysis, the two-year research project investigated why and how city dwellers make certain shelter choices, and generated recommendations to improve access to adequate shelter and basic services for the most vulnerable urban residents.

Publication information

  • IIED code: 10876IIED
  • Published: Feb 2020 - IIED
  • Area: Kenya
  • Theme: Urban
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-777-5
  • 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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