Initiated in 1989, the KsK programme (literally Partners in Development) shows how a tri-partite approach of pooling
resources and capabilities of private landowners, city and central government and the poor can be used to improve
urban living conditions. Strong political will and an enlightened perception of the poor has enabled a city government
to reduce poverty, manage urbanisation and improve quality of life in urban areas. Eighty-one per cent of the 7,400
low-income houses have been improved to date. Strong community participation has been a vital factor in achieving
Keywords : Secure Tenure, Empowerment, Urban Poor, Naga City
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