Affordable Housing in Tanzania.
Local initiatives and challenges in implementing the 2030 Agenday

Joseph I. Shewiyo

November 2016; 4 pages

Foreign Voices 3|2016

The 2030 Agenda identifies extreme poverty and social inequalities as the greatest global challenges for sustainable development. It also highlights the need to implement measures at the local level, thereby sending countries down to work on their social policies, development plans and their respective implementing strategies. One symptom of poverty and inequalities is the fact that the majority of low income people are left behind and resort living in informal settlements. Therefore, among others, measures in the area of adequate and affordable housing are one way of tackling these challenges.

In the current edition of the sef: Foreign Voices Series, Joseph I. Shewiyo, Zonal Commissioner for Lands at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development Tanzania, gives an insight into local initiatives and challenges Tanzania has set up in the area of adequate and affordable housing. He highlights the challenges but also the opportunities embedded in strategies to provide decent housing in Tanzania.

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