Do slum upgrading programmes improve living standards? Evidence from Djibouti
Impact studies of urban upgrading projects are few and far between. This article presents the case of an integrated urban development project in a Djibouti slum. It uses two difference-in-differences estimation techniques, one to compare the project zone with a control zone and the other to compare individuals and households within the project zone based on the extent to which the project has connected them. We find that the project has had a not-inconsiderable impact on tenure regularisation, but no impact on housing or property values. In employment, the project has had no impact on the labour supply, but has nonetheless prompted the emergence of self-employed activities. Lastly, near the new roads, poorer households are crowded out by much better-off households.
|Date of creation:||Oct 2016|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 4, rue d'Enghien, 75010 Paris|
Phone: + 33 1 53 24 14 50
Fax: + 33 1 53 24 14 51
Web page: http://www.dial.ird.fr/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:dia:wpaper:dt201609. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Loic Le Pezennec)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.