Regional policy on human settlements in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The present report attempts to suggest regional policies on human settlements in Africa. The report is divided into seven sections. After this introductory remarks, section II reviews the existing settlement patterns in Africa while Section III offers some explanatory factors for such patters. These two sections are necessary as a basis for formulating meaningful policies on human settlements in the continent. In section IV a case is made for the adoption of new national development strategies in African countries while section V is devoted to a discussion on various facets of regional policies on human settlements in Africa. In section VI institutional requirements for the formulation and implementation of regional policies on human settlements are discussed and the role of the Human Settlements Unit of the ECA is defined. Section VII contains the conclusions and the summary of recommendations.