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Fiji: National Urban Profile

Fiji: National Urban Profile

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The Fiji National Urban Profile consists of an accelerated, action-oriented assessment of urban conditions, focusing on priority needs, capacity gaps, and existing institutional responses at local and national levels. The purpose of the study is to develop urban poverty reduction policies at local, national, and regional levels, through an assessment of needs and response mechanisms, and as a contribution to the wider-ranging implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.
The Fiji National Urban Profile consists of an accelerated, action-oriented assessment of urban conditions, focusing on priority needs, capacity gaps, and existing institutional responses at local and national levels. The purpose of the study is to develop urban poverty reduction policies at local, national, and regional levels, through an assessment of needs and response mechanisms, and as a contribution to the wider-ranging implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.

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FIJINAIONAL URBAN PROFILE
 
Copyright © United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2012  All rights reservedUnited Nations Human Settlements Programme publications can be obtained from UN-Habitat Regional and Information Offices or directly from: P.O. Box 30030, GPO 00100 Nairobi, Kenya. Fax: + (254 20) 762 4266/7 E-mail: unhabitat@unhabitat.org  Website: http://www.unhabitat.org HS Number: HS/068/13E ISBN Number (Series): 978-92-1-132023-7 ISBN Number (Volume) 978-92-1-132595-9DISCLAIMER Te designation employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries, or regarding its economic system or degree of development. Te analysis, conclusions and recommendations of the report do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Governing Council of UN-Habitat or its Member States. Tis document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. Te views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.Excerpts from this publication may be reproduced without authorization, on condition that the source is indicated.Photo credits: © Bernhard Barth ACKNOWLEDGEMENSTis National Urban Profile was prepared by the Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment with information collected through interviews with key urban stakeholders in municipalities in Fiji. We wish to thank them for their time, efforts and contributions toward this report. Tis project and report was coordinated by the Department of own and Country Planning with the assistance of Strategic Consultants on Planning and Engineering Pacific Limited with constructive inputs provided by Sarah Mecartney, UN-Habitat Pacific Programme Manager based in Suva, Fiji and Chris Radford, Senior Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Fukuoka, Japan.Editing: Rowan FraserDesign and layout: Kenan Mogultay 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD 5EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 6INTRODUCTION 9SECTION ONE: BACKGROUND 10 URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES 13KEY THEMESURBAN GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE 16URBAN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT 19LAND DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 21URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES 24URBAN HOUSING AND SHELTER 27CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 30STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS (SWOT) ANALYSISPROJECT PROPOSALSURBAN GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE 32URBAN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT 35LAND DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 38URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES 41URBAN HOUSING AND SHELTER 43CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 46ACRONYMS AND REFERENCES 49
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME
FIJI NAIONAL URBAN PROFILE

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