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Malawi: Lilongwe urban profile

Malawi: Lilongwe urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Lilongwe is the fastest growing city in Malawi. This report first presents a general background of the urban sector in Lilongwe. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal and the private sector, poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education. It then makes a synthetic assessment of eight thematic areas including: governance, local economic development, land, gender, environment, slums and shelter, basic urban services, and waste management in terms of the institutional set-up, regulatory framework, resource mobilization, and performance; this second section also highlights agreed priorities and includes a list of identified projects. Finally, it presents a SWOT analysis and an outline of priority project proposals for each theme.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Malawi, Lilongwe
  • Main themes: Environment, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Development agencies, Local governments, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Case studies
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Published in 2015