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Urban Livelihoods: A People-Centred Approach to Reducing Poverty

Edited By: Carole Rakodi and Tony Lloyd-Jones

328 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2002 | #137857 | ISBN: 1853838616
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #137858 | ISBN: 1853838608
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Assesses the value of the livlihoods approach in analysing urban poverty and guiding policy, before moving on to examine the situation and strategies of poor urban people. Concludes with a review of project experience and identifies practical implications.

'The book provides a valuable framework for understanding the opportunities and assets available to poor people and the sources of their vulnerability.' Sustain 'Concise and well-written, this contribution is very welcome' Development and Change


Foreword by Clare Short * Preface: the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach and the Department for International Development * Introduction * Part 1: Livelihoods and the Poverty Context * Part 2: Understanding the Situations and Strategies of Poor People* Part 3: The Policy Implications of Urban Livelihoods Analysis * Part 4: Urban Poverty Reduction: Lessons from Experience * Part 5: Conclusions * Index

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Carole Rakodi is Professor of International Urban Development at the University of Birmingham. She is author of Harare: Inheriting a Settler-Colonial City: Change or Continuity? And editor of The Urban Challenge in Africa: Growth and Management of its Largest Cities. Tony Lloyd-Jones is a senior lecturer and researcher in urban design and development at the University of Westminster, and urban policy and physical adviser to DFID.

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