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WaterAid Senior Policy Analyst Timeyin Uwejamomere calls on lead agencies including World Bank and UN-HABITAT to reprioritise their water and sanitation expenditure on informal settlements to prevent slum conditions from spreading as urbanisation intensifies.

An experiment to use GIS systems to capture real occupancy and ownership patterns in Uganda's cities, a major step towards formalising the interests of up to 200,000 households.

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