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Malawi: Blantyre urban profile

Malawi: Blantyre urban profile
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). July 2011
  • Blantyre city is the oldest urban centre in Malawi. It is the hub for communication, commercial activities and cooperation in Malawi. This report consists of: 1. a general background of the urban sector in Blantyre, based on the findings of the Blantyre City Assessment Report, a desk study, interviews, and a city consultation. The background includes data on administration, urban planning, the economy, the informal and private sector, urban poverty, infrastructure, water, sanitation, public transport, street lighting, energy, health, and education; 2. a synthetic assessment of the following eight main thematic areas: 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; 3. a SWOT analysis and an outline of priority project proposals for each theme.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Malawi, Blantyre
  • 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