Senegal experiences rapid urban growth without effective planning, (42% of the population live in cities) resulting in the development of slums that represent nearly 40% of urban area. The Ministry of Urban Planning, Housing and Public Hygiene formulated the "Senegal Zero Slums" program with the main objective : eradicate and prevent new slums development through urban renewal accordingly Baraka slum upgrading model. This model is based on the redevelopment of neighbourhoods and the implementation of real estate programs ensuring free in-situ or off-site relocation of impacted populations. This model allows curative treatment of slums and does not exclude occupants who, being relocated will not settle elsewhere to increase the number of slum dwellers. It is an approach for treatment but also for urban extension, integrating the achievement of ambitious programs for real-estate development under private sector assets. It is also some way of financing urban planning operations by the land tenure and real estate value-added.
Overall Goal: To improve slums dwellers living environment and living conditions. Specific goals: 1. Develop, rebuild and regularize slums through public private partnerships 2. Improve resilience to climate change and urban risks 3. Promote territorial economy and jobs creation 4. Support local stakeholders and communities by prevention new slums development.