Pilot Fragility Assessment of an Informal Urban Settlement in Fiji

Date: March 2013
Type: Papers and Briefs
Series: Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has piloted fragility assessments in selected urban settlements in the Pacific using a community-based approach and focusing on the impact of fragility on the access to and delivery of basic services.

The fragility assessment of an informal urban settlement in Suva, Fiji aims to examine fragility issues and map out appropriate development interventions in consultation with the community. The Caubati Central informal settlement in Suva, locally known as Veiniu and Mama’s Place, was a case study for this assessment. Mama’s Place and Veiniu settlements are among the 72 informal settlements in the greater Suva area earmarked by the government for upgrading as part of the Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment’s National Housing Policy.