The Government of Bangladesh has obtained an International Development Association (IDA) credit from the World Bank to finance a project to help low-income people to access secure and affordable housing. It will facilitate the participation of communities living in slums and informal settlements to identify, design and finance housing solutions.
It is envisioned as a demonstration programme, to test several types of community-driven solutions to resolve tenure issues, invest in critical infrastructure and provide housing finance for the urban poor.
Security of tenure remains an important and unaddressed issue in Bangladesh. However, the presence of recent programmes has provided an important foundation for this project.
IMC is providing the following services:
The work IMC will carry out for the National Housing Authority will build on global examples that have shown that the participation of slum dwellers, together with community architects, engineers and other technical specialists is crucial to the sustainability of equity of slum development projects.
Community Mobilisation, Design and Supervision for the Low-Income Community Housing Support Project
2017 - 2020
Bangladesh National Housing Authority
Principal Consultant, Urban and Resilient DevelopmentRumana.Kabir@imcworldwide.com
July 20, 2018