This publication outlines a model of participatory upgrading implemented in Egypt and how to apply that model. It represents the accumulated experience of the Egyptian-German Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) since 1998.
The book consists of two parts. The first part, “Basic Concepts,” gives an overview of the different types of informal areas in Egypt and the rationale behind participatory upgrading. This section also presents mechanisms and tools for participatory upgrading as well as their contribution to achieving local development goals.
The second part, “Guidelines for Action,” discusses the application of participatory upgrading on different levels. It also outlines each tool in detail and illustrates how those tools interact in a complementary way at the local, regional and national level.
The publication is targeted to decision-makers on different levels of government: the local, regional and ministerial level, as well as partners for upgrading in the civil society and private sector organisations.