The state of human settlements in Africa 2008 : the challenge of urban development
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This Report attempts to take stock of the current (2008) state of human settlements in Africa within the prevailing economic and social context and landscape, by examining its various elements, including the state of housing and housing services, land tenure and markets, water supply and sanitation situation, environment, including energy and climate change impacts on human settlements, human settlements planning and implementation, governance of human settlements and its effectiveness, human settlements management institutions and their capacities, financing of the development and management of human settlements, as well as assessing the overall prospects of the realization of the pertinent Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets, including those of: “Halving the proportion of people living on less than one dollar a day and those who suffer from hunger (extreme poverty) by 2015 and “Reducing by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation By 2015, as well as that of “Achieving a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020”.