Ilo a City in Transformation
This paper describes the progress and improved services and environment made in the city of Ilo over the last 15 years and discusses reasons for its success. It also includes a municipal programme that has ensured that land is available for housing that even low income households can afford, and that has avoided problems of illegal settlements - despite the city’s rapid population growth. It also describes some of the public works and how some 300 projects were financed and executed through partnerships between municipal governments and community level management committees. However the paper’s intention is to go beyond the description of achievements, to a consideration of the processes that underlie them and highlights the importance of a mode of government that helps encourage trust, that meets its commitments and that respects agreements developed with the communities.