The HDA provides the following informal settlement upgrading support services to provinces and municipalities:

  • Conducting rapid audits and assessments of informal settlements, and socioeconomic surveys
  • Coordinating technical pre-feasibility studies of informal settlements, including assessments of the viability of land development
  • Developing provincial and municipal informal settlement upgrade plans, including support with security of tenure
  • Providing technical and project support with the implementation of informal settlement upgrade plans
  • Capturing best practice and learnings acquired to date
  • Supporting the implementation of basic and interim services
  • Supporting livelihoods programmes
  • Developing provincial and municipal capacity

For more information, go to the National Upgrading Support Programme website