Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches in Urban Areas

John Farrington , Tamsin Ramasut
Reducing poverty in urban areas is likely to be a growing task for governments and development agencies in the coming decades. As rural urban migration continues, the majority of population is to be found in urban areas in an increasing number of countries, and in most contexts, urban areas provide much greater opportunity and fewer social restrictions on the livelihood possibilities open to the poor. But these opportunities will be realised only if urban development is tailored to the livelihood aspirations of the poor.

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