Similarly, there is a need to synchronize the linkages to health and education services and transport planning to ensure that these services can respond to the demand generated by program. There are also opportunities to attract the private provision of services to supplement the efforts of the public sector, ranging from social services to infrastructure and utilities.
Related to overall development of these areas, the poor need to have access to affordable microcredit, for things ranging from small business development to housing improvement. In many places, specialized institutions and financing mechanisms already exist (e.g., ACCION, SEWA) which upgrading program can link with. Where they do not exist, credit is an issue that needs to be addressed, even if it is not done through the project itself.