This research project addresses the overarching research question: What factors shape pathways into and out of poverty and people's experience of these, and how can policy create sustained routes out of extreme poverty in ways that can be replicated and scaled up? 

Street protests in Dili during the mid-2006 conflict in Timor-Leste.
The project aims to re-think conventional assumptions and offer new insights into the determinants of urban violence, including in particular identifying context-specific circumstances under which everyday urban conflict becomes violent.
Medellin, Colombia
The project examines the links between mobility, poverty reduction, social inclusion and urban integration, seeking to learn from a set of interventions fostered by the local government of Medellín, Colombia's second largest city.
We use a controlled randomized trail to estimate the causal effects of a low-cost housing intervention on multiple dimensions of welfare in Latin America countries El Salvador and Peru.
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