Handbook on Visioning

Since the end of the war in Kosovo in 1999, UN-Habitat has been promoting good governance, security of tenure, sustainable
human settlements development and inclusive spatial planning in Kosovo and the broader region. UN-Habitat’s interventions
were focused on the establishment of institutions to deal with property and planning, such as the Housing and Property Directorate, the Kosovo Cadastre Agency, and the Institute for Spatial Planning within the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.

Other interventions went to building capacities for efficient management of local governments through capacity building programmes and on-the-job assistance: Local Government Programme, and Municipal Support Programme (2000-2001), Urban Planning and Management Programme (2001-2003), the Governance and Development Planning Programme (2003-2006), Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme, phase 1 and 2 (2005-2011) and the current third phase of MuSPP (2011-2014). The initial programmes were funded by the Government of the Netherlands, while the Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme is funded by the Government of Sweden through the Swedish Development Cooperation.

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