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With and beyond the state — co-production as a route to political influence, power and transformation for grassroots organizations
This paper reviews the use of co-production — with state and citizens working together — as a grassroots strategy to secure political influence and access resources and services. To date, theExpand
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Reclaiming Development? NGOs and the Challenge of Alternatives
In 1987, World Development published a supplement entitled `Development Alternatives: the Challenge of NGOs`. Although this challenge now seems far more complicated, this paper suggests one way ofExpand
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Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature
© 2013 Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite. All rights reserved. One in seven of the world’s population live in poverty in urban areas, and the vast majority of these live in the Global South –Expand
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Challenges For Community‐Based Adaptation: Discovering The Potential For Transformation
This paper considers community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change and its relationship to the theory and practice of participatory development. It is argued that CBA needs to recognise theExpand
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Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World: Finding Solutions in Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Cities can provide health safe and stimulating environments for their inhabitants without imposing unsustainable demands on natural resources ecosystems and global cycles. A successful city in thisExpand
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Environmental Problems in Third World Cities
This book is the third in a series on Third World cities and focuses on urban environmental pollution. It considers the scale and scope of environmental problems in cities and offers some prioritiesExpand
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Civil society and urban poverty - examining complexity
CIVIL SOCIETY IS increasingly recognized as being critical to the successful realization of development. Grassroots organizations are regarded as a new panacea for people-centred, pro-poorExpand
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Reducing Urban Poverty in the Global South
1. Why this Book? 2. Approaches to Poverty Reduction in Towns and Cities of the Global South 3. The Work of Local, National and International Agencies 4. Citizen led Povery Reduction 5. UnderstandingExpand
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Developing urban waste management in Brazil with waste picker organizations
In Brazil’s large cities, more than half a million people survive by collecting and selling solid waste. Most face very poor working conditions and have very low incomes as the intermediaries to whomExpand
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Understanding Urban Poverty; What the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers tell us
This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those ofExpand
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