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Support to National Housing Polity (Completed)


As part of its poverty reduction efforts, the Royal Government of Cambodia, through its Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, intends to develop an Urban Housing Policy, and has requested the assistance of the UN system in the preparatory process for such a policy. Housing is a serious problem in Cambodia, particularly for the urban poor, and requires urgent intervention. The complex land use situation in fast developing urban areas of Cambodia specifically requires an appropriately innovative urban housing policy, which will improve urban governance and contribute to urban poverty reduction and the land reform initiatives currently underway.


A Task Force was established within the Ministry, driving the process of developing the housing policy assisted by international and national consultants.Technical, legal and situational studies were conducted to review and capture the current status and assess housing demand.Three regional workshops were held to share the results of these studies and receive comments and inputs to the draft housing policy.A Consultative Group, within the Ministry, to oversee the national housing policy formulation and implementation of an effective regulatory process was established under the Council for Land Policy. A national workshop was organised to review the final draft national housing policy. It was decided to submit the final draft Policy to Council of Ministers, through Council for Land Policy.The draft will be further revised based on the results of the pilot projects to be supported by UN-ESCAP.


Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, UNDP, UN-ESCAP, GTZ

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