Evaluation of the Slum House Upgrading Programmes: A Case Study of Nairobi District, Kibera Division in Kenya.

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in social work and social administration
The study is concerned with evaluation of slum house upgrading programmes. The variables under the study were activities under slum house upgrading programme, levels of community participation and level of community accessibility to the upgraded slum houses. The supportive respondents consisted of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, who were involved in attempting to help solve the problem of informal settlement. Lack of land was a major contributing factor to mushrooming of informal settlements thus the crowding of large numbers of people in one area which happens to be a small piece of land. Lack of national housing policy framework has also greatly contributed to proliferation of informal settlement. The policy paper or document should be reviewed from time to time so as to facilitate provision of maximum number of people with adequate shelter and a healthy living environment at the lowest possible cost. The movement of people from rural areas to urban areas which is also known as rural urban migration has also led to settlement of people in parts of the study area not meant for such kind of living thus resulting in slums or informal settlement. The main recommendations of the study were that kind matters should be reconsidered in issues pertaining slum house upgrading. The community members should also be involved in looking for ways to improve slum houses and in making decisions which affect them.
A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University.
Slum House Upgrading Programmes, Kibera Division in Kenya