For more information on Managed Land Settlement please visit the Afesis-corplan incremental settlement website initiative.

Incremental settlement is a pro-poor approach to settlement development that is being promoted and advocated for by Afesis-corplan and others.

Incremental settlement is the process by which legally recognised settlements are created over time in an incremental manner through the involvement and actions of a range of role-players including government, communities and the private sector. It includes the development of such settlements from:

  • an in-situ context where people have already occupied the land in an illegal manner and the area is then formalised and upgraded over time (This is called Upgrading of Informal Settlements UIS); as well as
  • greenfield context where the land is undeveloped and the area is prepared for future settlement and upgraded over time (this is called Managed Land Settlement – MLS).

For more information on Upgrading of Informal Settlements see:

For more information on Managed Land Settlement see.