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Improved land, legislation, and governance for cities
Description/achievement of initiative

City, regional and national authorities will establish systems for improved access to land, adopt enabling legislation and put in place effective decentralized governance that fosters equitable and sustainable urban development.

Implementation methodologies

Regional and national authorities will establish systems for improved access to land and adopt enabling legislation on the international guidelines on decentralization and strengthening of local authorities with the collaboration of FAO, UNCCD, UNDP, World Bank, local government authorities, CSOs and the private sector.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


UN-Habitat UNDP FAO UNCCD World Bank
Progress reports
Goal 11
December 2019
Development of urban land administration
December 2019
Capacity building strategies for urban local authorities
December 2019
Metropolitan governance strategies
End 2019
Arbitration of land disputes
Financing (in USD)
180,000,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: 2015 - December 2019
UN-Habitat UNDP FAO UNCCD World Bank
Contact information
Clarissa Augustinus, Ag Coordinator, Urban Land, Legislation and Governance Branch, clarissa.augustinus@unhabitat.org
United Nations