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Bridging the Finance Gap in Housing and Infrastructure

By Ruth McLeod,Kim Mullard
ISBN: 9781853396397
Bridging the Finance Gap in Housing and Infrastructure documents the radical changes and developments that have taken place in this area over the last 20 years, from the perspective of a Northern NGO, Homeless International.


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  • Synopsis
    Bridging the Finance Gap in Housing and Infrastructure concentrates on how groups of poor people – coalitions of the poor around the world have been able and been enabled to lead the process of transforming slums into vibrant and stable neighbourhoods. It showcases the strategies and the dedication, commitment and achievement of one northern NGO – Homeless International – as it has pioneered new approaches to analyzing and helping to arrange finance for community-led slum upgrading. This is a very encouraging story. It confirms that the homeless poor in the world’s slums should never be dismissed as the helpless victims of urbanization.

    Technically, this book is valuable for the explanation of how innovative financing packages can be arranged for slum upgrading programmes. But primarily, it is about human rights and how institutions and organizations respect and help people to realize their rights.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Contents, The Urban Management Series, Acknowledgements, Preface, List of boxes, List of figures, List of photographs, List of tables, Acronyms and abbreviations, About the authors)
    1. Introduction
    Ruth McLeod, Kim Mullard
    2. Homeless International’s involvement in urban development finance
    Kim Mullard
    3. Building community foundations
    Becky Telford
    4. Taking risks
    Ruth McLeod
    5. A continuum of financial services
    Ruth McLeod
    6. Guarantees of success?
    Malcolm Jack
    7. The Community-Led Infrastructure Finance Facility
    Ian Morris
    8. ‘This house believes that the private finance market will never fund major slum upgrading’
    Ruth McLeod, Dave Hughes
    9. Working with government
    Kim Mullard
    10. Reflections – Homing in on Homeless International
    Malcolm Jack
    Back matter (Glossary of technical terms, Notes, References, Index)
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Ruth McLeod,Kim Mullard
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 228
    Format Paperback / softback