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Empowering Squatter Citizen: Local Government, Civil Society and Urban Poverty Reduction

Edited By: Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite

368 pages, Figs, tabs

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Paperback | May 2004 | #146221 | ISBN: 1844071014
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Hardback | May 2004 | #146222 | ISBN: 1844071006
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About this book

Worldwide case studies of innovative government organizations and community-driven processes form the core of the book, showing new ways to address urban poverty. They show that poverty reduction in urban areas is as much about building and supporting competent, accountable local organizations as about attempting to improve incomes.

'An excellent collection.' Urban Studies 'An important contribution of the book is the reconceptualization of poverty in the development discourse.' Built Environment 'The book includes case studies of innovative government organizations and community-driven processes which illustrate more effective approaches to urban poverty reduction.' Peopleandplanet.net 'The editors wrap the collection with a briskly stimulating introduction and two more extended final chapters on urban poverty and the role of local and extra-local organisations.' M. Herbert, Institution of Civil Engineers.


Contents

Part I: Introduction; Part II: Government Initiatives; From the Urban Community Development Office (UCDO) to the Community Organizations Development Institute (CODI) in Thailand; The Community Mortgage Program; The Mexican National Popular Housing Fund; The Local Development Programme (PRODEL) in Nicaragua; Part III: Civil Society Initiatives; The Work of the Anjuman Samaji Behbood in Faisalabad, Pakistan; The Casa Melhor/PAAC Cearah Periferia Programme in Brazil; The Work of the South African Homeless People's Federation; Grassroots Driven Development in India; Part IV: Drawing Some Conclusions; Addressing Deprivations in Urban Areas; The Role of Local and Extralocal Organizations; Bibliography, Index

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Biography

Diana Mitlin is an economist and social development specialist working at IIED and the Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester. David Satterthwaite is a Senior Fellow at IIED and also teaches at the Development Planning Unit of University College London and at the London School of Economics

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