Housing the poor through African neo-customary land delivery systems.


This project considered the hypotheses that: (1) neo-customary processes deliver a substantial amount of the land that provides shelter to poor urban households in Sub-Saharan Africa; (2) these processes are able to adapt to changes and thus can be expected to survive and continue to expand their coverage; (3) the neo-customary systems can be sufficiently effective to serve as alternative systems to formal ones in providing people access to urban land, yet provide major advantages to those who are poor. This report outlines the project's background and objectives, methodology, findings, dissemination of results and highlights. In response to the request for \"Evidence that DFID can use to verify the methodological quality of the research\", an annex is provided containing a draft synthesis report and five of the case studies.


11 pp.

Published 1 January 2004