The purpose of this study is to put a spotlight on the strategy of ISDF for dealing with slums in Egypt. The Informal Settlements Development Facility (ISDF) is the Egyptian governmental body that is responsible for financing slums redevelopment projects. This study is conducted in accordance to global principles for a successful slums upgrading process in order to examine how successful the program of ISDF is. However viable ISDF program may appear to be, the study findings indicate that there are some deficiencies in this program that hinder ISDF from effective implementation of its slums development strategy. These deficiencies lie in ISDF relationship with governorates, ISDF methodological approaches for dealing with slums, and the quality assurance of the ISDF implementation process of slums redevelopment projects. Deficiencies of ISDF have been represented objectively from the different points of view of governorate's Urban Upgrading Units as well as residents of upgraded informal areas. At the end of this study, there are some recommendations for a successful ISDF program. A key recommendation for ISDF program is to operate within a national large-scale framework.
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MA in Public Policy
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Library of Congress Subject Heading 1
Squatter settlements -- Egypt -- 21st century.
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Cities and towns -- Egypt -- 21st century.
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El Maabady, B.
(2015).Reviewing the ISDF strategy for dealing with slums in Egypt [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
El Maabady, Basma. Reviewing the ISDF strategy for dealing with slums in Egypt. 2015. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.