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    Homelessness & Housing:

  1. Appropriate Grassroot Level Intervention for Cost-effective Housing - India
  2. Batikent Project - Turkey
  3. Build Together: The National Housing Programme - Namibia
  4. Burgerziekenhuis Hospital, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
  5. Community Action Planning (CAP) Methodology - Sri Lanka
  6. Co-operative Housing in Canada: A Model for Empowered Communities - Canada
  7. Cost Effective Environment Friendly (CEEF) Shelter Development Strategy - India
  8. Frauen-Werk-Stadt - A Housing Project by and for Women in Vienna - Austria
  9. Graduated Plan of the City of Vienna for the Reintegration of Homeless - Austria
  10. Homeless Families Program - USA
  11. Housing Program for Rural Areas (Foundation Costa Rica - Canada) - Costa Rica
  12. Housing Settlement Project in Shanghai - China
  13. Improving Living Environments for the Low-Income Households - Saudi Arabia
  14. Khuda-Ki-Basti - Innovation and Success in Sheltering the Poor - Pakistan
  15. Lesotho Urban Upgrading Project (LUUP) - Lesotho
  16. Low-Cost Housing - Malawi
  17. Project on Sites and Services for Low-Income Family Groups - Argentina
  18. Rough Sleepers Initiative (RSI) in Central London - United Kingdom
  19. Self Built Affordable Homes to Rent - United Kingdom
  20. Self-Contained Housing Delivery System - Thailand
  21. Self-help Housing: Mutirao 50, Fortaleza - Brazil
  22. Self-Management in Popular Shelter and Habitat Program - Venezuela
  23. Shelter Upgrading in Agadir - Morocco
  24. Single Family Housing Project in Timisoara - Romania
  25. Settlement Upgrading Project (DUA/GTZ Project) - Senegal

Source of Best Practice Information:
all of the programme summaries are taken from the Best Practices Database compiled by UN-Habitat and with the support of the UNESCO-MOST Clearing House. The database is extensive and contains 700 examples of good and best practices which were reviewed and judged by independent technical committees and juries for the Habitat II City Summit in Istanbul in 1996, and for the Dubai International Awards for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment, in 1998. The summaries of selected good and best practices are included in the MOST Database because of their particular relevance to or impact on poverty eradication and on social cohesion. More information on the Best Practices Database, the Best Practices & Local Leadership Programme and the Dubai International Awards can be obtained by contacting:

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