Limited access to services for the urban poor in Windhoek, Namibia

Show simple item record Karuaihe, S.T. (Selma) Wandschneider, Philip R. 2018-06-15T04:44:10Z 2018-05
dc.description.abstract The majority of the population living in the informal settlements of Windhoek, Namibia, have limited access to public municipal services. This paper integrates results from a sample of 97 randomly selected households, interviews with experts and community leaders and review of literature to describe and analyse the relationship between land tenure and municipal services in the informal settlements. Findings from our study show that formalised land tenure is a condition for households to access municipal services privately. However, 85% of the sample of the households in the informal settlements do not own land under current land tenure policy. Further, the need for communities ‘to own land’ seemed more immediate and pressing compared to water access, which is seen as a way to govern themselves towards raising funds for land acquisition. But lack of land ownership remains a constraint. en_ZA
dc.description.department Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2019-11-29
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Selma T Karuaihe & Philip R Wandschneider (2018) Limited access to services for the urban poor in Windhoek, Namibia, Development Southern Africa, 35:4, 466-479, DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2018.1475219. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0376-835X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1470-3637 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/0376835X.2018.1475219
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC). This is an electronic version of an article published in Development Southern Africa, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 466-479, 2018. doi : 10.1080/0376835X.2018.1475219. Development Southern Africa is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/cdsa20. en_ZA
dc.subject Informal settlements en_ZA
dc.subject Water en_ZA
dc.subject Land tenure en_ZA
dc.subject Institutional arrangements en_ZA
dc.subject Windhoek en_ZA
dc.title Limited access to services for the urban poor in Windhoek, Namibia en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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