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Participatory Monitoring of Land and Housing Policy in the Municipality of Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

The first experience in participatory planning and administration in the area of land and housing policy occurred in 1998, in Buenos Aires Province. The Deliberating Council [Consejo Deliberante] approved a grassroots initiative to create a Community Council for Land and Housing Policy.

The Community Council, made up of 14 government and civil society representatives, has successfully introduced complaints from the poorest sectors of the population at the institutional level. Activities undertaken by the Council to reduce the housing shortage in the Municipality of Quilmes include: urban placement of marginalized sectors, establishment of a Land Fund for the purchase of lands and equipment, and the creation of a data bank to assess housing needs in the municipality.

Uploaded on: Jun 13, 2017
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017
Year Published: 2004

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Resource Type: Impact Evidence Issues: Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Livelihoods Tool Type: Case Study, Journal Articles & Books Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency, Mediation & Conflict Resolution, Promoting Citizens' Participation in Governance Languages: English Regions: Argentina Nature of Impact: Acquisition of Remedy / Entitlement / Information, Change in institutional / government practice, Change in law or policy, Citizen Action & Participation, Positive Impact Scale of Intervention/Impact: 10,000 to 100,000 people Institutions Engaged: Local legislative representative, NGOs, President / Cabinet, Service Delivery Agencies Evaluation Method: Case Studies