6.4.1 National Urban Development Policy
The National Urban Development Policy was approved in 2005 (Ayenew, 2008). It has two main packages: the Urban Development Package and the Urban Good Governance Package. The Urban Development Package set out the answer to the question ‘what’ was the government going to do to deliver urban-based public services of ‘jobs, houses, roads, schools, clinics, water supply etc.’? (MWUD, 2007). The Urban Good Governance Package set out how they would deliver these and other services with ‘efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, transparency, participation, sustainability, the rule of law, equity, democratic government and security’ (ibid).
The Urban Development Package includes five programmes, one of which is the Integrated Housing Development Programme.