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The Forbes 100, the Fortune 500, Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, the list of rich lists is endless. But the super-rich are only a very small fraction of the population, and their story is not the whole story. It is this other story that we would like to tell in The Other Hundred, a photo-book aimed at bringing attention to the overwhelming majority of the world’s people who are not billionaires but who nevertheless lead lives worth celebrating.
The Other Hundred has a broad base of international support from the expertise of our outstanding judging panel featuring Ruth Eichhorn, Richard Hsu, and Stephen Wilkes and the participation of excellent photographers including Benjamin Lowy, Khaled Hasan, Brent Stirton, Edwin Koo, Paolo Woods and Andrea Diefenbach.
The goal of The Other Hundred is both to inform and to provoke thought. This means that we don’t just want photographs of the hardships of a life of poverty, but also of the startling achievements people can make in the face of adversity. It is important to us that our subjects come across as real people to be understood, even celebrated, rather than anonymous statistics to be pitied or patronized.
Happy Lunar New Year!
The Asian Trends Monitoring team would like to use the opportunity at the beginning of the Year of the Snake to share with you our research publications from the past year.
For the first time ever, the team collected primary data from poor urban communities in Jakarta, Manila, Hanoi and Vientiane. Our survey on urban poverty and service provision had a total of 1,400 respondents, and granted valuable insights into the difficulties faced by the urban poor.
You find the results in the four Bulletins of the ATM Urban Poverty Series published so far.
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Throughout 2013, we will continue this series by comparing key themes such as education, health and financial access across these cities and the rest of Southeast Asia.
We are looking forward to your feedback and wish you prosperity in the year to come.
Cities occupy only 2% of the earth’s surface, but 53% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Rural-urban migration is a global megatrend with millions of people leaving their original livelihoods behind by seeking new opportunities in the world’s cities. When looking at growth by the hour Delhi, Kinshasa, Dhaka, Mumbai and Karachi stand out with population growth rates between 43 and 49 people per hour.
That’s more than 400,000 people in a single year. The infographic reveals that wealthier countries still account for much higher rates of pollution and consumption per capita, but the numbers are shifting. Rapid urbanisation in developing countries has severe consequences for the environment as well as the people. Providing access to services and building adequate infrastructure to cope with the steady stream of urban migrants has already become a huge challenge. Often, the migrants have less (work) opportunities and little access to services compared to the cities’ inhabitants. The ATM urban poverty series has highlighted many of these challenges throughout 2012.
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The Asian Trends Monitoring team conducted a survey among people living in poor neighbourhoods in Vientiane between September 3 and September 9 2012. The infographic below highlights a few of the key issues that emerged in the subsequent analysis of the survey results.
We collected a total of 349 responses from four different districts with the help of 10 field interviewers. We used the random walk method to sample respondents from every third house/shelter. Our sample included 211 women and 138 men due to the fact that the survey was conducted during the day when most of the men are at work. The average age was 43.4 years with an average household size of 4.98 members. The overall sample consisted of 85.5 % inhabitants born in Vientiane and 15.5 % rural-urban migrants.
The survey had a “perception of difficulties” section comprising ten categories, each to be rated on a 5-point scale (from “easy” to “impossible/unable to do”). The breakdown in the bottom most figure shows which categories were perceived as particularly difficult compared across the four cities covered by our survey.
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The latest infographic from the ATM team tells a story about Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, and how it fares in its struggle to provide basic services for its people. The numbers and information in the infographic are a combination of secondary data from the World Bank, primary data from the ATM poverty profile survey, as well as information from interviews the team conducted in the field.
This infographic highlights the emerging issues that Hanoi’s poor must contend with. Although Vietnam’s GDP is growing and income levels among the poor are rising, it does not necessarily translate into improved access to services. There are several limitations to the government’s service provision capacity, which leads to things like a strict “poor list” of eligible households.
If you want to read more about poverty alleviation efforts in Hanoi, go to “Asian Trends Monitoring Bulletin 18: Empowering Hanoi’s Poor”, available online and as a PDF. In it, we discuss the different strategies for poverty alleviation that would be more effective in improving the lives of the poor without putting additional strain on the government budgets. We also conduct foresight analysis on the alternative futures of Hanoi, in order to help the people and planners in Hanoi decide what path they would like to take.