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Global Report on Human Settlements 2005

Financing Urban Shelter

  • Author: UN-HABITAT
  • Publication date: October 2005
  • Page count: 294
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.III.Q.1

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This Report examines the challenges of financing urban shelter development, focusing on the shelter needs of the poor and within the overall context of the United Nations Millennium Development target on slums. By 2030, an additional 3 billion people or about 40% of the current world’s population will need housing. If adequate financial resources are not invested in the development of urban shelter and requisite services, this additional population will also be trapped in urban poverty, deplorable housing conditions, poor health and low productivity, thus further compounding the enormous slum challenge that exists today.