Guidance Notes on Services for the Urban Poor

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Increasing the access to improved sanitation facilities is an important Millennium Development Goal. It is also still a large challenge, especially in growing cities and slums. The guidance notes on services for the urban poor gives an overview of the most important lessons learned for implementation and creating an enabling environment.

The report calls for more attention for improving services for the poor in towns and small cities, to relieve pressure on the large cities. Development and prevention is therefore a major part of the solution. The report smartly links observations of obstacles or challenges with practical solutions that can help you with the development of your proposal or the implementation.