The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, has been developing a project with the Plurinational State of Bolivia since 2018 for the formulation and implementation of the National Policy of Integral Development of Cities - PNDIC. This State Policy will propose the guidelines, strategies and actions that will allow the country to face challenges, take advantage of the opportunities offered by the urbanization process and provide its inhabitants with a better quality of life.

Population (2018)
11.2 million
Total value of projects
US$ 7,544,007
No. of projects (2014 - 2019)
Total: 1
Urban numbers
67.5 per cent of the population lives in cities and it is estimated for the year 2030, this figure will reach 80 per cent.
Bolivia has an average annual inter-urban growth of 5.4 per cent, greater than the population growth of 2.2 per cent.
The urban population annual growth rate is 1.99%

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The prioritisation of human rights addresses the structural causes of inequalities and discrimination in an integrated manner. Urbanisation can only be sustainable if it is human rights based, and living conditions can only be improved for all if everyone’s human rights are comprehensively promoted and protected. UN-Habitat applies the Human-Rights Based Approach to address inequalities and discrimination, reaching the furthest behind first by placing power relationships in human settlements at the heart of its analysis and action.

Men and women, boys and girls experience cities in very different ways, and face various challenges and needs that cities have to address. UN-Habitat promotes the stronger commitment of national and local governments as well as other relevant stakeholders to work towards the realization of a world in which men and women are recognized as equal partners in development and enjoy equal human rights so that economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities and other human settlements can be achieved more rapidly, completely and sustainably.

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