This year our research is focused on urban poverty. We will have a close look at urban slum dwellers, their perceptions on life challenges and difficulties to access basic services, and innovative solutions to bridge the gap of service provision to the urban poor.
The upcoming bulletins will focus on two of Asia’s most dynamic urban centres: Jakarta and Manila. In each city we conducted a survey with 350 respondents to find out more about their daily struggles. We have posted a first preview of the results on access to water here.
In addition to our bulletin we are producing video content ranging from on-site interviews with people living in urban slums to an outsiders perspective. Have a look what you have missed so far and let us know what you think on those issues:
Stories from Jakarta – interview with a warung owner:
Jakarta’s Slums – A Surveyor’s Perspective:
How would you define poverty?