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Explaining low employment rates among older women in urban China
W. Jin / Institute for Fiscal Studies, London 2017
In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines. ...
Legal status and deprivation in India’s urban slums: an analysis of two decades of National Sample Survey Data
L.B. Nolan; D.E. Bloom; R. Subbaraman 2017
In India, 52–98 million people live in urban slums, and 59% of slums are “non-notified” or lack legal recognition by the government. In this paper, the authors use data on 2,901 slums from four waves of the Nati...
Water, Megacities and global change: portraits of 15 emblematic cities of the world
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 2016
Numerous studies have explored urban growth and the emergence of the megapolitan phenomenon through increasing growth in the number of cities with over 10 million inhabitants. Similarly, the processes of climate change are also the su...
Street based self-employment: a poverty trap or a stepping stone for migrant youth in Africa?
S. Bezu; S.T. Holden / Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2015
A significant percentage of youth in urban Africa is employed in the informal sector. The informal sector is more accessible than the formal sector for people with low human andfinancial capital, such as youth migrants from rural area...
Identifying and tackling the social determinants of child malnutrition in urban informal settlements and slums: a cross national review of the evidence for action
P. Pridmore / Institute of Education, University of London 2011
Urbanisation can bring many benefits the rate of change but in many developing countries the rate of change has been so fast and so dramatic that many cities have been unable to cope. Rapid, unplanned urbanisation has led to widesprea...
The State of African Cities 2014: re-imagining sustainable urban transitions urban transitions
United Nations Human Settlements Programme 2014
The overarching challenge for Africa in the decades to come is massive population growth in a context of wide-spread poverty that, in combination, generate complex and inter-related threats to the human habitat. The ...
Mongolia: enhancing policies and practices for Ger area development in Ulaanbaatar
World Bank Publications 2010
The sustainable development of ger areas in Ulaanbaatar (UB), the capital city of Mongolia, is one of the critical development issues facing the country. The transition to a market economy and a series of severe winters (calle...
The contribution of low-carbon cities to South Africa's greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals: briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
P. Wolpe; Y. Reddy / Stockholm Environment Institute 2015
South Africa is ranked among the world’s top 12 largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters, largely due to dependence on plentiful coal for electricity generation and an energy-intensive industrial and mining sector. Under the Copenha...
Integrated Urban Development Framework and Implementation Plan
Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Government of South Africa 2016
In 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas, announcing the 21st century as the urban century. The world’s attention is on the pivotal role of cities and identifying  altern...
Lessons from India’s Basic Services for the Urban Poor programme
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2016
Over the past decade, policy and programming commitments in India have investigated how to improve the lives of the urban poor. In 2005, the Basic Services for the Urban Poor (BSUP) component of the Jawaharlal Nehru National U...
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Explaining low employment rates among older women in urban China
W. Jin / Institute for Fiscal Studies, London 2017
In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines. ...
Legal status and deprivation in India’s urban slums: an analysis of two decades of National Sample Survey Data
L.B. Nolan; D.E. Bloom; R. Subbaraman 2017
In India, 52–98 million people live in urban slums, and 59% of slums are “non-notified” or lack legal recognition by the government. In this paper, the authors use data on 2,901 slums from four waves of the Nati...
Water, Megacities and global change: portraits of 15 emblematic cities of the world
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 2016
Numerous studies have explored urban growth and the emergence of the megapolitan phenomenon through increasing growth in the number of cities with over 10 million inhabitants. Similarly, the processes of climate change are also the su...
Street based self-employment: a poverty trap or a stepping stone for migrant youth in Africa?
S. Bezu; S.T. Holden / Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2015
A significant percentage of youth in urban Africa is employed in the informal sector. The informal sector is more accessible than the formal sector for people with low human andfinancial capital, such as youth migrants from rural area...
Identifying and tackling the social determinants of child malnutrition in urban informal settlements and slums: a cross national review of the evidence for action
P. Pridmore / Institute of Education, University of London 2011
Urbanisation can bring many benefits the rate of change but in many developing countries the rate of change has been so fast and so dramatic that many cities have been unable to cope. Rapid, unplanned urbanisation has led to widesprea...
The State of African Cities 2014: re-imagining sustainable urban transitions urban transitions
United Nations Human Settlements Programme 2014
The overarching challenge for Africa in the decades to come is massive population growth in a context of wide-spread poverty that, in combination, generate complex and inter-related threats to the human habitat. The ...
Mongolia: enhancing policies and practices for Ger area development in Ulaanbaatar
World Bank Publications 2010
The sustainable development of ger areas in Ulaanbaatar (UB), the capital city of Mongolia, is one of the critical development issues facing the country. The transition to a market economy and a series of severe winters (calle...
The contribution of low-carbon cities to South Africa's greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals: briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
P. Wolpe; Y. Reddy / Stockholm Environment Institute 2015
South Africa is ranked among the world’s top 12 largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters, largely due to dependence on plentiful coal for electricity generation and an energy-intensive industrial and mining sector. Under the Copenha...
Integrated Urban Development Framework and Implementation Plan
Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Government of South Africa 2016
In 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas, announcing the 21st century as the urban century. The world’s attention is on the pivotal role of cities and identifying  altern...
Lessons from India’s Basic Services for the Urban Poor programme
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2016
Over the past decade, policy and programming commitments in India have investigated how to improve the lives of the urban poor. In 2005, the Basic Services for the Urban Poor (BSUP) component of the Jawaharlal Nehru National U...
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African Centre for Cities (ACC)
The African Centre for Cities (ACC) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching programme focussed on the dynamics of unsustainable urbanisation processes in Africa, with an eye on identifying systemic responses.
Global Metropolitan Studies at the Institute of Urban & Regional Development, UC Berkeley
The 21st century will be an urban century with more people around the world residing in metropolitan regions than in any other form of human settlement. This urbanization is taking place in both the global North and the global South. Its implications are widespread: from environmental challenges to entrenched patterns of segregation to new configurations of politics and social movements. The Globa...
Instituto Javeriano de Vivienda y Urbanismo (The Institute for Housing and Urbanism), Colombia (INVAJIU)
The Institute for housing and urbanism (“Insituto Javeriano de vivienda y Urbanismo”-INJAVIU) belongs to the Faculty of Architecture of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. It was created in 1993 as a research institute with the objective of producing knowledge on development issues. It principally studies the current problems of urban poverty a...
SHARAN
SHARAN's pioneering and progressive initiatives in drug treatment , using the philosophy and methodology of harm reduction activities, began with its drop in center in the Nizammudin basti in early 1992. The organisation coordinates needs-based, qualitative and sustainable programmes of treatment, referrals and after care. Sharan is also involved in the field of drug treatment &a...
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