Improving the lives of the urban poor
Case studies on the provision of
basic services through partnerships
Because of its regional focus and extensive regional networks,
ESCAP is in an advantageous position for identifying and disseminating
local practices that can increase income or bring basic services
to the poor.
In this publication, five case studies of local initiatives that
improve the delivery of basic services to the urban poor are compiled.
They have been selected because they provide lessons that can
be useful for institutions facing similar problems. By publicizing
them we expect to offer a reasonably complete account of how they
work. The documentations have also tried to capture the essential
elements of the regulatory environment for each practice.
Each case study was documented by a different person. This publication
has tried to adapt the material from each documentation into a
common structure while respecting the opinions of each individual