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close this bookThe Human Settlements Conditions of the World's Urban Poor (HABITAT, 1996, 233 p.)
close this folderVII. Agenda for future work
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View the documentA. Countering urban poverty
View the documentB. Shelter, good governance and the enabling role
View the documentC. Specific policy areas in need of development
View the documentD. Strengthening shelter strategies for the poorest groups
View the documentE. Harnessing the benefits of research
View the documentF. The future role of local authorities
View the documentG. The role of CBOs and NGOs
View the documentH. The role of the private commercial sector


This chapter is concerned with two primary issues; firstly, from the foregoing account of the human settlements conditions of the urban poor and a discussion of some of the key issues, it sets out an agenda for future research and direct support considered necessary to establish a sustainable approach in addressing the problems of urban poverty and degraded shelter and environmental conditions. Secondly, it considers the changing roles of the public sector, of NGOs and CBOs, and the private commercial sector in seeking to counter the deterioration of human settlements conditions.