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Improving Slum Upgrading in Mukuru, the Largest Slum in Kenya “Bridging the Affordability Gap: Towards a Financing Mechanism for Slum Upgrading at Scale in Nairobi” UN-Habitat, IIED/University of Manchester, Slum Dwellers International (October 2019) In 2017, the County Government of Nairobi declared Mukuru, one of the largest slums in Kenya, to be a Special Planning Area (SPA), paving the way for the preparation of an integrated Spatial Development Plan (SPA) for this large informal settlement in collaboration with its residents and partner organizations. Implementing this ambitious plan will require finance for a wide range of infrastructure services and affordable housing as well as complimentary financial interventions to support micro- and small enterprises…

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