Improving Sustainable Funding
This is a cardinal theme in the operations of People's Dialogue
The Tema-Ashiaman Metropolitan Slum Upgrading Facility (TAMSUF) was under the UN-HABITAT Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF) programme which is a technical cooperation and seed capital facility with a central objective to mobilize domestic capital for slum upgrading projects and related activities. The SUF programme is the Urban Finance Branch of UN-HABITAT that works to provide business solutions to social and affordable housing. It was piloted in four countries namely; Ghana, Sri-Lanka, Indonesia and Tanzania.
Ghana’s Urban Poor Fund (UPF) which was established in 2010 is called the Ghana Federation of the Urban Poor Fund (G-FUND). The goal of the G-FUND, like other SDI affiliates funds existing in Thailand, Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, India among other countries, is to increase Ghana’s Urban Poor’s access to finance to improve his/her livelihood and acquire basic services. The purpose of the fund is in line with the 2030 agenda of not leaving anyone behind. G -FUND supports community efforts at improving their living conditions through access to affordable finance options.