The development objective of the Urban Infrastructure Project is to improve the access to basic services to the urban poor
in Bolivia (La Paz, El Alto, and Santa Cuz) through targeted infrastructure investments and the provision of technical assistance to municipalities in the planning, expansion, and sustainability of urban service delivery.
The challenge is to provide basic services to the urban poor
and slum dwellers without letting the elite capture all the benefits," she added.
At that first conference, the responsibility for change was placed on the state, with central governments expected to take on the primary responsibility for the delivery of housing and other basic services to the urban poor
For rehabilitation of slums, the scheme had two specific components, namely Basic Services to the Urban Poor
(BSUP) which was implemented in 65 Mission cities which are relatively larger cities including state capitals.