Evaluation of equity in informal land development systems in two Nigerian cities

Gyau, KAB ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7927-7528 and Booth, CA 2020, 'Evaluation of equity in informal land development systems in two Nigerian cities' , Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 146 (4) , 04020037.

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Abstract

The informal land development system in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is perceived to promote equity and could be leveraged to support sustainable urban development and management. However, scanty empirical evidence exists on the extent of the system’s provision of equity to support policy formulation and practice in the region. Based on stakeholder workshops, focus group discussions and questionnaire surveys, this study analyses the system’s provision of equity in Nigeria. The study finds all categories of people undertake informal developments. Consistent with literature, this finding reflects wide patronage of the informal land development system and its relevance. Nevertheless, contrary to the existing perception, the system’s provision of equity is low. The study recommends for the institution of pro-poor and gender sensitive land development and management policies and programmes to increase the levels of equity to support the achievement of the country’s sustainable urban development and management agenda.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Urban Planning and Development
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISSN: 0733-9488
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Funders: Department for International Development, UK (DFID)
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 07:49
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 08:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/57028

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