Formalization of Informal Constructions within UNECE
The presentation will focus on the problem of informal development within the greater UNECE region. Information will be provided about the size of the problem, the causes of informal development, the various types, and the impact of this phenomenon on the economy, the environment and the society.
Examples will be given from the responses in the various countries and from their formalization projects. A brief assessment will be given on the weaknesses of those projects which have resulted in the recent UNECE publication titled “Guidelines for Formalization of Informal Constructions”.
A brief presentation of the publication will be made focusing on the rational on why countries need to develop a fit-for-purpose strategy and to proceed with a fast, reliable and affordable formalization framework in order to achieve the UN 2030 SDGs successfully.