From the evaluation report of the ‘Participatory Review Of Egyptian
Planning And Related Urban Development Legislation To Support
Sustainable Urban Development’: The participation of the project in the legal
drafting committees was highly praised for being structured, for ensuring
the participation of all sectoral ministries and contributing to a holistic
understanding of the problems and the examination of alternative policy
options. The processes used fed into each other and were an important step
for ‘changing mindsets.
As one interviewee noted
Furthermore, the processes for dialogue and consultation with
and within the landowners, used in the pilot site in Banha, were
innovative and left a lasting mark on all those that took part in them or that
followed their evolution. All sides praised the value of this initiative as an
‘eye-opener’, as a valuable ‘experiment’ and as a learning process.
The enactment of the planning law of Cameroon in 2004 aimed at controlling
urban development as a whole. However, the implementation of this law
faces many difficulties, rooted to the inconsistencies and deficiencies
identified in this urban legislation.
Minister of Housing and Urban Development of Cameroon.