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TITLE Development of an Incremental and Affordable Housing Policy Toolkit and Case Stu
DATE 2015-06-03 HIT 41037

Development of an Incremental and Affordable Housing Policy Toolkit and Case Studies on Pilot Cities

1. Background

ㆍHaphazard urbanization, due to insufficient serviced land and lack of effective planning system, has led to the expansion of slums in areas with poor infrastructure, sanitation, and security, and as a result, degraded the quality of people’s lives in most of Asian and African countries. 

ㆍThough“incremental housing,”which accounts for more than 50% of residential development in developing countries, is considered one of the most practical solutions to slums, not many studies have been made on this issue. 

2. Purpose

ㆍTo provide practical suggestions to facilitate incremental development of unapproved settlements  

ㆍTo broaden consensus on the importance of developing effective measures and policies to improve residential environment 

ㆍTo share Korea’s experience in renewal and upgrading of slums 

3. Project Deion

ㆍBackground study on Korea’s housing policy and residential development including:

- issues derived from the development of affordable housing 

- evaluation of the current programs regarding incremental housing 

- analyses on major issues in the field (property right, housing finance service, tax and subsidy, provision of residential area and infrastructure, and etc.) 

ㆍStudy to develop a toolkit for policy recommendations to support affordable housing in developing countries  

ㆍCase studies on pilot cities in Uganda and the Philippines 

4. Impacts and Benefits

ㆍThis study contributed to better understanding on housing policy and residential environment of developing countries. 

ㆍ Korea’s affordable housing policy such as the New Community Movement (Saemaeul Undong) introduced in this study worked as a good example for better residential environment and sustainable growth in developing countries.

ㆍAdaptable strategies and action plans to both Uganda and the Philippines were provided.

ㆍThis study offered an opportunity for policy makers and practitioners in the field to better understand affordable housing.