2014 Development of an Incremental and Affordable Housing Policy Toolkit and Case Studies on Pilot Cities

  • 2014-12-31
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Haphazard urbanization, due to insufficient serviced land and lack of effective planning system, has led to the expansion of slums in areas with poor infrastructure, sanitation, and security, and as a result, degraded the quality of people’s lives in most of Asian and African countries.

Though incremental housing, which accounts for more than 50% of residential development in developing countries, is considered one of the most practical solutions to slums, not many studies have been made on this issue.


To provide practical suggestions to facilitate incremental development of unapproved settlements

To broaden consensus on the importance of developing effective measures and policies to improve residential environment

To share Korea’s experience in renewal and upgrading of slums

Project Description

Background study on Korea’s housing policy and residential development including:

- issues derived from the development of affordable housing s

- evaluation of the current programs regarding incremental housing

- analyses on major issues in the field (property right, housing finance service, tax and subsidy, provision of residential area and infrastructure, and etc.)

Study to develop a toolkit for policy recommendations to support affordable housing in developing countries

Case studies on pilot cities in Uganda and the Philippines

Impacts and Benefits

This study contributed to better understanding on housing policy and residential environment of developing countries.

Korea’s affordable housing policy such as the New Community Movement (Saemaeul Undong) introduced in this study worked as a good example for better residential environment and sustainable growth in developing countries.

R&D strategies have been specified in two categories: project development and technical assistance.

Adaptable strategies and action plans to both Uganda and the Philippines were provided.

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