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Addressing Informality in Cities

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Rene Peter Hohmann, Felix Kariba

11 November 2019

Cities Alliance, Cities Alliance Secretariat, Felix Kariba

English

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Policy brief

South Africa

The overarching objective of this policy paper is to provide recommendations to national and local governments on how to address informality in cities. The policy paper focuses on the two main features of urban informality, informal settlements and the informal sector. 

 

The policy recommendation takes a close look into the existing global commitments, declarations, and international frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda, the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement, to highlight the extent to which informality is recognised at the global level. It further analyses the actual policy challenges and trends towards the transformation of society. Considering these challenges, the policy provides specific policy priorities and recommendations to local and regional governments.

 

The policy further identifies the means to deliver the policy recommendations, not only for the local and regional governments but for all spheres of government. Finally, the paper proposes joint action at the local, regional and international level. 

 

This policy paper was presented at The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, convened by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in Durban, South Africa in November 2019. 

 

Abstract based on original source. 
 

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