The role of cities in poverty alleviation

Isandla Institute
PDF, 2002

City government is at the forefront of the fight against poverty. The Department of Provincial and Local Government and the South African Cities Network commissioned a study to examine the issue of poverty in the urban context, to describe poverty in South African cities and to explore appropriate responses. This report includes the following: 

  • Overview: The role of cities in poverty alleviation
  • Recognising urban poverty 
  • The approach to urban poverty 
  • The dynamics of urban poverty
  • Recording urban poverty: The City Development Index and the South African Poverty Index for Cities
  • Recording and monitoring poverty
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