Health and sustainable development

Indicators, guidance and tools

 A boy next to a collapsed house in Carriere, Yaounde, Cameroon

A number of tools exist to assess, plan and finance healthy and climate-friendly housing. WHO is in the process of developing housing and health guidelines, which will provide health-based performance and design criteria for housing actors, ranging from national and local housing authorities to architects and planners, as well as other development actors or civil society groups concerned with housing issues.

This section briefly examines tools to assess the health impacts of housing projects. Also covered are best practices in policy and regulation and, where possible, successful experiences across the world.