The role of the urban informal economy in poverty-reduction and peace-building in five post-conflict cities with different experiences: institutional struggles for state control, economic conflict over control of resources, social/political control and emergent governance.
Cairo Conflict economic-growth fragile-contexts governance Hargeisa inequality informal-economy-IE Karachi Kathmandu livelihoods local-government Monrovia pathways-analysis-of-the-structural-and-individual-factors-affecting-the-IE Pathways-from-poverty peace-building post-conflict poverty-reduction reconciliation rights-based-analysis state-building Structural-Inequalities structure-and-agency urban
The Development of Migrant Villages under China's Rapid Urbanization: Implications for Poverty and Slum Policies
Based on a comparison of 20 migrant villages in three major Chinese cities, and slums in other developing countries; analysis includes housing development and regulation, with learnings from workshops and capacity building.
Chinese-low-income-neighbourhoods Chinese-migrant-villages coping-strategies dwellings formal-and-informal-housing governance government-management housing-policies informal-settlements informal-urbanization land-governance land-management land-property-rights land-tenure-system livelihoods migrant-housing migration networks-and-relations peri-urban-areas rural-migrants service-conditions slum-dwellers Slum-population slum-redevelopment urban-development urban-labour-market urban-poverty urban-villages urbanization
Case studies in four cities with different legal traditions, Dar es Salaam, Ahmedabad, Durban and Dakar, draw on extensive interviews with street traders, local authorities and others, to contribute to improved policy development.
An investigation of the institutional determinants of urban poverty, looking at the urban growth-poverty paradox from the perspectives of institutional change and the property rights and entitlement re-allocations affected by those changes.