National Consultation on Urban Poverty held at Delhi

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The much awaited National Consultation on Urban Poverty, learning from the work of PRIA and SPARC during the last two years for ‘Strengthening Civil Society Voice on Urban Poverty’ and inputs of various experts, policy makers, community members successfully concluded in Delhi on Friday. The consultation was greeted with enriching participation of various stakeholders and […]

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Session 3: National Consultation on Urban Poverty, Delhi

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Schemes and Services for the Urban Poor: Issues and Challenges  2011 census has indicated a growing urban population and continued migration from rural to urban areas. Urban centers are bursting to their seams, with lack of planning and services for its inhabitants. These urban centers are facing a very big problem, where a high proportion […]

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Redefining Urban Poverty: Session 1- National Consultation on Urban Poverty, Delhi

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In Development as Freedom, Amartya Sen defines poverty as the deprivation of basic capabilities that provide a person with the freedom to choose the life he or she has reason to value. These capabilities include good health, education, social networks, and command over economic resources, and influence on decision-making that affects one’s life. Defining Urban […]

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Hand-Shake with poverty!

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Reposted from http://www.economist.com, Some are more equal than others FOR many migrants who do not live in factory dormitories, life in the big city looks like the neighbourhood of Shangsha East Village: a maze of alleys framed by illegally constructed apartment buildings in the boom town of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong. There are at least 200 buildings, […]

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Street courts help women in Bangalore slums

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Reposted from Urbim, by Carlin Carr, Bangalore Community Manager http://urb.im/c130603#quicktabs-qt130603=1 Concerns for women’s safety in India have dominated headlines this year. Since the horrific gang rape in Delhi last year, stories about mothers, teenagers, and even young girls being subjected to violent attacks, rapes, and other physically and sexually gruesome incidents have been reported on nearly every week, if […]

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Planning: Why slums can’t be separated from Mumbai

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Reposted from ‘FirstPost’, article by Mahesh Vijapurkar From a scattered, notional presence in Mumbai till the 1950s, slums have become so dominant a feature that they can no longer be ignored when planning for the city. Hitherto, slums were where the ‘other’ lived, deserving of platitudes, and also of patronage for political purposes. They have been […]

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A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development

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The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,” a report which sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. The report calls upon the world to […]

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The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030

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By: Laurence Chandy, Natasha Ledlie and Veronika Penciakova Over a billion people worldwide live on less than $1.25 a day. But that number is falling. This has given credence to the idea that extreme poverty can be eliminated in a generation. A new study by Brookings researchers examines the prospects for ending extreme poverty by 2030 […]

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