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- Published on 25 April 2017
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The construction industry (CI) everywhere, given its special problems and requirements, faces problems and challenges. Developing countries (DCs) are faced with challenges which are different in nature and context than those of developed countries. DCs are notoriously characterized by weak and unstable socio-economic performance attributed, inter alia, to extended urbanization, wars and conflicts, and environmental depletion. The UN asserted that sub-Saharan Africa 'remains the region with the highest prevalence of slums'.
The CI in DCs faces multitude challenges confronting its improved performance and development. Unfortunately, many DCs have not reviewed the performance of their CIs in terms of quality and quantity, therefore these industries remain undeveloped. Besides, the industry desperately lacks professional organization and adequate provision of education in the areas of sustainable construction and management especially for housing. There is an urgent and immediate need for training and educating managers and leaders in these areas to help DCs responding to the challenges set out by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).