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Strengthening national capacities for sustainable housing and urban development in countries with economies in transition

Countries in the UNECE region with economies in transition face many common housing challenges, including low energy efficiency standards in housing; low housing affordability due to a limited provision of social housing and/or subsidy systems; underdeveloped rental markets; lack of expertise of the governments in strategic planning of housing and urban development; and lack of policy coordination between stakeholders at national and subnational levels. As a result of these and other social, environmental, organizational and financial challenges, they experience a growing degradation and deterioration of the housing stock, which results in a limited access of the population to affordable, health and energy-efficient housing.

The project, which is implemented in 2014 – 2017, will support sustainable housing in four selected countries with economies in transition (Armenia, Republic of Moldova, Serbia and Tajikistan) by assisting their national governments in the formulation and implementation of relevant policies and by developing National Action Plans for Sustainable Housing and Urban Development.

Project partners:

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Housing and Land Management Unit
Governments of Armenia, Republic of Moldova, Serbia and Tajikistan

Project period:

March 2014 – December 2017




Republic of Moldova


For more information on the project, please contact:

Gulnara Roll
Head, UNECE Housing and Land Management Unit
E-mail: Gulnara.Roll@unece.org