Technically, this book is valuable for the explanation of how innovative financing packages can be arranged for slum upgrading programmes. But primarily, it is about human rights and how institutions and organizations respect and help people to realize their rights.
Ruth McLeod, Kim Mullard
2. Homeless International’s involvement in urban development finance
3. Building community foundations
4. Taking risks
5. A continuum of financial services
6. Guarantees of success?
7. The Community-Led Infrastructure Finance Facility
8. ‘This house believes that the private finance market will never fund major slum upgrading’
Ruth McLeod, Dave Hughes
9. Working with government
10. Reflections – Homing in on Homeless International
Back matter (Glossary of technical terms, Notes, References, Index)
Ruth McLeod has been Chief Executive of Homeless International since 1989. She has worked for more than 30 years on issues relating to urban poverty, promoting the development of innovative financing mechanisms that provide organizations of the urban poor with direct access to development capital for slum upgrading and infrastructure provision.
Kim Mullard is Homeless International’s Policy Adviser and Deputy Chief Executive, and also co-ordinates ComHabitat, the Commonwealth network for human settlements issues. She is a past Co-ordinator of the UK Urban Poverty Group (a network of NGOs, academics, and consultants interested in urban poverty issues).