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Plan to Upgrade Dar es Salaam Informal Settlements
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The overall objective for Dar es Salaam and its three municipalities is to implement urban policy reforms and prepare a citywide upgrading programme to improve the living conditions of the urban poor. The programme is being implemented in close collaboration with the Community Infrastructure Upgrading Programme (CIUP), financed by the World Bank and the National Local Government Reform Programme. It involves the review and design of a citywide action plan for the regularisation and upgrading of unplanned and non-serviced settlements, enabling the local authorities to adopt and implement the reforms necessary for programme implementation.
Location:
Branch:
- Regional Office for Arab States
Partner: Dar es Salaam City Council, Municipal Councils of Ilala, Kinondoni and Temeke, Government of Tanzania (Prime Minister’s Office)
Donor: Cities Alliance, World Bank, ILO
Theme:
- Urban Development and Management
- Training and capacity building
- Urban planning and policy
- Land and Housing
- Slum / human settlements upgrading
Cost: USD 770,000

Background and objectives:

The overall objective for Dar es Salaam and its three municipalities is to implement urban policy reforms and prepare a citywide upgrading programme to improve the living conditions of the urban poor. The programme is being implemented in close collaboration with the Community Infrastructure Upgrading Programme (CIUP), financed by the World Bank and the National Local Government Reform Programme. It involves the review and design of a citywide action plan for the regularisation and upgrading of unplanned and non-serviced settlements, enabling the local authorities to adopt and implement the reforms necessary for programme implementation.

Activities:
The main activities include:

  • Preparing a citywide strategy for the upgrading of all unplanned and non-serviced settlements;
  • Developing a comprehensive map of the city to establish the locations and size of unplanned settlements.
  • Developing thematic maps to establish conditions in the settlements.
  • Carrying out a social/economic study.
  • Preparing an action plan for upgrading the settlements;
  • Delivering a resource mobilization and financing strategy for investment phase.
  • Carrying out capacity-building exercises for the key actors.

Results:
The results so far have included:

  • Base map of Dar es Salaam produced.
  • Training and capacity needs assessment report produced.
  • Social/economic study on the settlements in Dar es Salaam carried out.
  • Action plan for upgrading unplanned and non-serviced settlements finalised.
  • Financing strategy for implementation of the plan drawn up.
 
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