List of Acronyms and Abbreviations – Market Economy and Urban Change

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations


ADB Asian Development Bank
AIADMK All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Party
ANC African National Congress
BNH Brazilian National Housing Bank
CAP community action planning
CBO community-based organization
CEF Brazilian Federal Saving Bank
COFOPRI Comisión de Formalización de la Propiedad Informal
CPF Central Provident Fund
DAPD Colombian planning office (Departmento Administrativo de
Planeacion Distrital
DFID UK Department for International Development
EC European Commission
ERSAP economic reform and structural adjustment programme
EU European Union
FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
FDI foreign direct investment
FGTS Brazilian Guaranteed Employment Fund
GDI gross domestic investment
GDP gross domestic product
GNP gross national product
GRO grassroots organizations
HDP Singapore Housing and Development Board
IADB Inter-American Development Bank
IDA international development assistance
IMF International Monetary Fund
JAL Colombian local municipality (junta administration local)
LP/R land pooling/readjustment
MNC multinational corporations
NGO non-governmental organization
NIE New Institutional Economics
ODA UK Overseas Development Administration (now DFID)
PA participatory appraisal
PAR Brazilian Housing Lease Programme (Programa de Arrendamento
PB participatory budgeting (orçamento participativo)
PCT public choice theory
PL poverty line
POT Plan de Ordenamiento Territorial
PREZEIS ZEIS Regularization Plan (Plano de Regularização das ZEIS)
PROFORM property formalization system
PRSP Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
PT Brazilian Workers’ party (Partido dos Trabalhadores)
PUA participatory urban appraisal
RFPs requests for proposals
SAL structural adjustment and lending policy
SBERBANK Russian Federation Savings Bank
SCR Shopping Centre Recife
SDR standard drawing right
SFH Brazilian Federal Housing Bank (Sistema Finaceiro da Habitação)
TNC transnational corporation
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
UNAMA United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
UNCHS (Habitat) United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)
(now UN-Habitat)
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNICEF United Nations International Children's Fund
UNP United National Party, Sri Lanka
US United States
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
WTO World Trade Organization
ZEIS Social Interest Development Zones (Zonas Especiais de Interesse
, Brazil)