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MTSIP (Medium-term Strategic and Institutional Plan for UN-HABITAT)

Focus Area 1: Effective advocacy, monitoring and partnerships

Objective: To promote sustainable urbanization through evidence-based research, policy dialogue, strategic partnerships, global campaigns, education, communication and exchange of best practices.

Indicator of Achievement:
(a) An agreed number of countries, municipalities and partnerships engaged in monitoring, reporting and dissemination of key urbanization trends, including urban poverty and slums;
(b) An increased number of strategic partnerships among national and local governments, parliamentarians, the private sector, and civil society, including women and youth groups, engaged in sustainable urbanization endeavours;
(c) An agreed number of countries that include or observe integrated urbanization principles and urban poverty issues in their respective national development plans, poverty reduction strategies and United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks;
(d) An agreed number of best practices replicated and scaled up.

Focus Area 2: Promotion of participatory urban planning, management and governance

Objective: To strengthen the capacity of national governments, local authorities and other stakeholders to develop more liveable, productive and inclusive cities.

Indicator of Achievement:
(a) An agreed number of countries adopting legislation and measures developed to promote fiscal and political decentralization to the relevant levels of government;
(b) An agreed number of cities adopting disaster mitigation, environmental planning and management policies and strategies and crime reduction;
(c) An agreed number of countries adopting inclusive and effective urban planning and local development practices at both central and local government levels with gender and age perspectives;
(d) An agreed number of cities and towns developing integrated city development strategies, including land use.

Focus Area 3: Promote pro-poor land and housing

Objective: To assist national governments and Habitat Agenda partners to adopt pro-poor, gender and age-sensitive housing, land management and property administration through enabling policies and improved legal and regulatory frameworks.

Indicator of Achievement:
(a) An agreed number of countries adopting effective gender and age sensitive housing, land and property strategies and associated improved legal and regulatory frameworks;
(b) An agreed number of countries adopting pro-poor housing, land and property delivery systems for the urban poor and populations affected by crises, incliding climate change threats;
(c) An agreed number of countries developing and implementing sustainable gender-sensitive shelter relief and reconstruction models in post-conflict and post-disaster areas;
(d) An agreed number of countries enacting legal reforms to empower women with land and property rights, including through inheritance.

Focus Area 4: Environmentally sound basic urban infrastructure and services

Objective: To expand access to and sustain provision of adequate clean drinking water, improved sanitation and waste management, ecologically sound energy-saving transport and power supply technologies in urban and peri-urban areas, with due regard to small secondary towns.

Indicator of Achievement:
(a) An agreed number of countries and cities adopting improved infrastructure governance frameworks ensuring the involvement of local authorities, communities and vulnerable groups;
(b) An agreed number of urban centres, including secondary and small towns, adopting environmentally sound and energy-efficient technologies in the construction and provision of services and basic infrastructure;
(c) An agreed number of countries demonstrating increased and sustainable access by the urban poor to adequate clean water, improved sanitation and waste management;
(d) An agreed number of cities with strategies to minimize and deal with climate change effects.

Focus Area 5: Strengthened human settlements finance systems

Objective: To improve access to finance for housing and infrastructure, particularly for the urban poor, through innovative financing mechanisms and improved institutional capacity to leverage the contributions of communities, local authorities, the private sector, government and international financial institutions.

Indicator of Achievement:
(a) An agreed number of slum-dwellers empowered, through effective organization, to access institutional credit for housing;
(b) An agreed increase in measurable Official Development Assistance flows allocated to pro-poor housing and urban development;
(c) An agreed number of countries with pro-poor housing programmes, finance institutions and support systems utilizing domestic capital;
(d) An agreed number of private sector, regional and international finance institutions and civil society organizations investing in innovative pro-poor housing and infrastructure development in urban areas;
(e) An agreed number of countries making increased national budgetary allocations for pro-poor urban infrastructure and housing developmet, including transfers and other forms of support to local authorities to improve planning, governance and the provision of basic services.

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