This handbook presents a broad range of actions and mechanisms that citizen can use to hold the state to account as well as actions on the part of government, civil society, the media and other actors that promote or facilitate these efforts.
The draft National Urban Development Policy is part of the Government’s efforts to implement the provisions on urban development contained in the Constitution, particularly in Article 176 and 184 dealing with devolution, classification and management of urban areas, including popular participation.
The document sets aside legal, technical and policy language to represent the Act in a more popular, simplified, prose format. In so doing, the popular version is envisaged to enable more citizens understand how their urban areas, cities, municipalities and towns, will be classified, governed, and managed; and what role the ordinary citizen will play in this newly anticipated future.
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