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.

Principal Investigator: Hubert Schmitz. Lead Organisation: Institute of Developmet Studies

Co-investigators: Edmund James Malesky; Thang Nguyen; HANG PHAM; Neil McCulloch Tuan Dau Anh

This project examines a key assumption which underlies one of the main approaches to poverty reduction currently advocated and practised by many international development agencies.

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