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Urban poverty documents

From policy reports and briefing documents to case studies and research papers, you will find all documents on urban poverty here.

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Corporate Sector Participation in Urban Sevice Delivery Laying the Foundation for Private Public Partnerships

Presentation logic: The status of the service delivery system; Effect of Poor Services to the corporate sector; Dilemma for corporate sector involvement in service delivery; Examples of corporate sector involvement in service delivery;; The steps to progress; Platform for corporate sector...

  • English,
  • presentation
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Emerging issues in urban waste management workshop proceedings February 2006

Practical Action organised a stakeholders workshop to deliberate on the possible practical solutions to the waste management challenges bedevilling the local authorities. Waste management has emerged as one of the greatest challenges facing local authorities throughout Zimbabwe

  • English,
  • event materials
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Guidelines for the revision of regulations for urban upgrading – insights from the Federation Process

The development of federations of urban poor dwellers for settlement upgrading is outlined. Federations now exist in a number of countries in Asia and Africa. Commonly used elements of the approach of federations include the development of savings and credit groups, carrying out enumerations and...

  • English,
  • event materials
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Improving access to services

A brief introduction to how we are working with poor communities to help provide access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation, adequate shelter and transport.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Improving the urban environment in Africa: Co-operatives for waste management and community representation in Kenya

A briefing on the Kenyan component of a three-country project exploring community-based approaches to improving the urban environment in African slums and low-income settlements, concentrating on waste management, with some work on water supply.

  • English,
  • project
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Improving the urban environment in Africa: Community-based waste management in Zimbabwe

A briefing on the Zimbabwe component of a three-country project exploring community-based approaches to improving the urban environment in African slums and low-income settlements, concentrating on waste management, sanitation and hygiene awareness.

  • English,
  • project
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Improving the urban environment in Africa: Integrated approaches in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Sudan

An overall briefing covering all three countries, outlining the approach, achievements and lessons learned.

  • English,
  • project
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Improving the urban environment in Africa: Working with internally displaced communities in Eastern Sudan

A briefing on the Sudanese component of a three-country project exploring community-based approaches to improving the urban environment in African slums and low-income settlements, concentrating on housing, water, sanitation, and enterprise development.

  • English,
  • project
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Improving urban livelihoods: Epworth sustainable livelihoods benchmark study

By undertaking the project entitled Improving Urban Livelihoods and through the Epworth Sustainable Livelihoods Benchmark Study, we hope to work together with the local authorities and the residents of areas such as Epworth to come up with projects and activities that are aimed at improving the...

  • English,
  • project
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International exchanges between slum communities: the SDI experience

The role of national and international exchanges of information in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

  • English,
  • practice
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Odisha State Sanitation Landscape

A study of nine Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Odisha with population over 100,000, producing a detailed report on the issues and concerns related to water and sanitation of those ULBs.

  • English,
  • project
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Participatory Urban Planning toolkit based on the Kitale experience

A guide to community-based action planning for effective infrastructure and services delivery, based on project work undertaken in Kitale, Kenya.

  • English,
  • project
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Practical Action's work in urban waste management

An illustrated presentation outlining our work in waste management

  • English,
  • event materials
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PRISM - changing the lives of informal waste workers

This booklet brings forth the voices of our beneficiaries of the Poverty Reduction of Informal Workers in Solid Waste Management Sector project, so that their story of change is well documented and available for everyone to experience.

  • English,
  • project
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Promoting Examples Of Participatory Local Empowerment in Urban Planning (PEOPLE-UP) baseline report

The project seeks to improve the living conditions of poor and marginalised urban and peri-urban residents in Zimbabwe by accessing and sustaining basic municipal and infrastructure services.

  • English,
  • project
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Regulatory Guidelines for Urban Upgrading (RGUU) - Sri Lanka regional workshop 2003

The Regulatory Guidelines for Urban Upgrading project ran from 2000 to 2004. This was one of a series of workshops held to exchange experiences and learning.

  • English,
  • event materials
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Sharing - issue 9, January 2005 - the newsletter of Practical Action Sudan

Articles include: Sustainability in the urban environment; Access to water in informal settlements; Improving urban livelihoods; Indoor smoke pollution reduction methods; The impact of women's development associations

  • English,
  • newsletter
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Strengthening the knowledge and information systems of the urban poor (KIS) - policy paper

Summary of this research, concluding that poor men and women in urban areas are often deprived by a lack of information and knowledge.

  • English,
  • policy
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Strengthening the knowledge and information systems of the urban poor (KIS) - report

Full report of this research, concluding that poor men and women in urban areas are often deprived by a lack of information and knowledge.

  • English,
  • policy
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The construction of the timberless house model

A step by step guide with photographs and technical drawings

  • English,
  • guides and manuals
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The programme to improve living conditions in the neighbourhoods of Yaoundé 6, Cameroun: example of change of scale in a partic

This paper shows how an operational team conceived, organized and put into practice a series of actions to improve the infrastructure and core services in several densely populated and informally structured neighbourhoods in the city of Yaoundé.

  • English,
  • practice
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The programme to improve living conditions in the neighbourhoods of Yaoundé 6, Cameroun: example of change of scale in a partic

This paper shows how an operational team conceived, organized and put into practice a series of actions to improve the infrastructure and core services in several densely populated and informally structured neighbourhoods in the city of Yaoundé.

  • French,
  • practice
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Women: the true champions / cornerstones of urban shelter delivery in Southern Africa

This paper focuses on the community of Women In Construction (WIC) that has emerged from Practical Action (ITDG) Southern Africa’s WIC work as well as how effective Women Institutions have been in lobbying local authorities and Parliament in Zimbabwe. The presentation will also look at how the...

  • English,
  • practice

Corporate Sector Participation in Urban Sevice Delivery Laying the Foundation for Private Public Partnerships

Presentation logic: The status of the service delivery system; Effect of Poor Services to the corporate sector; Dilemma for corporate sector involvement in service delivery; Examples of corporate sector involvement in service delivery;; The steps to progress; Platform for corporate sector involvement

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