Financing and Affordability of Urban Services for Housing in Angola

With the approaching rainy season in Angola and new reports of cholera, which has been held in abeyance since the epidemic of 2007, public policy makers and consumers alike look at the implementation of long-delayed urban services reforms. Paying for services has become the Government’s mantra since the financial crisis hit two years ago and they were obliged to withdraw subsidies.  Civil society and consumer groups at the same time demand equitable access and affordability when asked to pay for the first time for these services.

Urban services and housing is intrinsically related. Services affect the health and well being of residents and affect the sustainability of human settlements. This also affect investment into an area. This document provides a brief overview and update of the current state of urban service provision in Angola.

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