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Organisation, Management and Evaluation of Housing Cooperatives in Kenya
Global Urban Economic Dialogue (Series title)
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    In the past fifty years, there has been an unprecedented increase in urban population which directly translates into a mushrooming of slums worldwide. In 2001, 924 million people or 31.6% of the world’s urban population lived in the slums, with the majority being from the developing regions. Indeed, it has been documented that African cities have experienced the fastest population growth rates in the World history. However, they have been unable to cope with the increasing demand for essential services like housing, health and education. As a consequence, a rapidly increasing number of urban dwellers in Africa live in poverty and reside in overcrowded slums which lack the essentials to sustain even a modest living.
    It is in this regard, that housing cooperatives have become an essential means in dealing with the challenges of over-urbanization in Kenya. Several initiatives by the Government, UN-HABITAT, the public and the private sector have been underway in the establishment of housing cooperatives particularly for the low-income earners. There has also been a mushrooming of micro financing institutions to enable the formation and sustainability of new housing co-operatives. These co-operative societies also play a significant role towards a country’s economic growth. The UN estimated that in 1994 the livelihood of nearly 3 billion people or half of the world’s population was made secure by cooperative enterprises. Indeed, in Kenya, Cooperatives employment creation amounts to 240,000 people and contributes to 45% of the Gross Domestic Product.


    Other titles in Global Urban Economic dialogue series:

    • Community Land Trusts 2012
    • Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore 2011
    • Economic Role of Cities 2011
    • Fiscal Decentralisation in Japan 2012
    • Fiscal Decentralisation in Philippines 2011
    • Fiscal Decentralisation in Zambia 2013
    • Gender and Economic Development 2011
    • Guide to Financing Infrastructure and Basic Services 2013
    • Impact of Climate Change on Urban Residents 2012
    • Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Housing Finance 2011
    • Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction and Economic Development in Africa 2011
    • Microfinance, Poverty Reduction and Millennium Development Goals 2011
    • Organisation, Management and Evaluation of Housing Cooperatives in Kenya 2010
    • Property Tax Regimes in East Africa 2013
    • Property Tax Regimes in Europe 2013
    • Public-Private Partnership in Housing and Urban Development 2011
    • Small Town Development Approaches 2013
    • The Sub Prime Crisis: The Crisis of Over-Spending 2011
    • Unleashing the Economic Potential of Agglomeration in African Cities 2013



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    ISBN: 978-92-1-132268-2
    HS Number: 153/10E
    Series Title: Global Urban Economic Dialogue
    Pages: 140
    Year: 2010
    Publisher: UN-HABITAT
    Co-Publisher : - Not available -
    Languages: English
    Themes: Urban and Regional Economy, Urban Economy and Financing Shelter, Evaluation
    Countries: Africa & Arab States, Kenya
    Branch/Office: General
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    This is a publication that raises pertinent issues in Urban sector development and sustainabilty. Rose Mugiira
    The material is very use full to those working towards affordable shelters for low income earners. Diana Nanyonjo
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