Article scientifique

Urban myths: assumptions about credit and tenure

Ruth McLeod (Homeless International) | id21 Insights | 2003 |

It is commonly assumed that granting clear land titles leads to increased investment by the urban poor in permanent housing and increased access to credit and therefore is a good strategy for improving their livelihood. Research carried out by Homeless International and its partner organisations in Asia and Africa suggests, however, that the poor invest in permanent housing when they regard their tenure to be secure in practice and not necessarily under formal law.