Knowledge Note

A decade ago, Brazil’s slums and informal settlements were estimated to have about 12 million substandard homes, which were shoddily constructed and lacked infrastructure and services. Their occupants did not legally own them, and their communities lacked natural disaster risk prevention plans. The Ministry of Cities was created in 2003 to carry out Brazil’s new urban agenda, which included a new focus on land tenure regularisation and risk prevention.

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