Slum Almanac

21 Dec 2015

Slum Almanac 2015-2016_EN_web.pdf

Slum Almanac 2015/2016

Tracking Improvement in the Lives of Slum Dwellers

Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

Programme Participatif d’Ameloration des Bidonvilles


Today, in our world, one in eight people live in slums.

In this Almanac you can find key information about

the global challenge of slums and what countries are

doing to address it for the attainment of sustainable

urbanisation, particularly those in the African,

Caribbean and Pacific regions who are implementing

the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, PSUP.

Urbanisation is the driver for economic development

but slum dwellers are left behind if their issues and

concerns are not integrated into urban policies and

legislation, planning, financing frameworks and


Sustainable, inclusive and well planned urbanisation

enables all citizens to benefit from economic

growth and prosper. This has been acknowledged

by ‘Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for

Sustainable Development’ through a standalone

urban Sustainable Development Goal – Goal 11:

‘Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe,

resilient and sustainable.’

Improving the lives of the millions living in slum

conditions today continues to be a core task for

development and for ending our world’s poverty,

first stipulated in the Millennium Development

Goals – Target 7D – and recently reaffirmed by the

Sustainable Development Goal 11 under Target 11.1

‘By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and

affordable housing and basic services and upgrade


In presenting facts, data and related successful

initiatives, the main aim of this Almanac is to help in

tracking one of the essential aspects of making our

cities and towns inclusive and prosperous: to improve

the living conditions of the urban poor – and, in

doing so, to bring forward its valuable contribution

to the sustainable development of humankind.

Posted on: 21 Dec 2015