The Hidden Value of Informal Settlements

Track 1: Adequate Housing for Informal Settlements

The session will focus on the societal and economic benefits of investing in informal settlements – the hidden value of informal settlements that is untapped due to lack of basic services, secure tenure, and security against climate impacts.

Panel participants will share their perspectives on the following focus areas:

  • Government perspective on the impact of slum upgrading
  • Drivers of private sector investment in informal settlements
  • Incremental building/ in-situ upgrading versus relocation to new settlements
  • Mitigation strategies
Adequate Housing for Informal Settlements