Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

A UN-HABITAT programme in cooperation with the European Commission and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat. Read more

Tuvalu Phase 1

Tuvalu joined the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme in 2012. It has a population of 9,827 (2010 estimate).


Tuvalu is an isolated country, vulnerable to adverse climate events and economic shocks, and lacking adequate resources for sustainable growth to alleviate poverty.


The percentage of the rural population with access to clean water was 97 percent in 2010. The urban population with access to improved sanitation facilities was 88 percent in 2010.


Tuvalu’s unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in 2005, and the percentage of school enrollment in primary was 100.1 per cent in 2006. 


Tuvalu is part of the 13 member countries of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project, with focus on Water Resource Management to develop their capacity to be climate proof and to develop current and future integrated water management plans for the whole island of Funafuti. Water supply is a major concern for the people of Tuvalu especially during dry spells and with increasing population density.


Profiled cities

To be announced soon


Current status

Phase 1: Urban profiling – forthcoming

Phase 2: Action planning and programme document formulation – forthcoming

Phase 3: Project implementation – forthcoming