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Community-designed, built and managed toilet blocks in Indian cities
This paper describes the ten-year programme of communitydesigned, built and managed toilet blocks undertaken by urban poor federations and women’s cooperatives, with support from the Indian NGOExpand
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Beyond evictions in a global city: people-managed resettlement in Mumbai
This paper describes a resettlement programme in which 60,000 people moved without coercion to make way for improvements in Mumbai’s railway system. It also describes the resettlement sites and theExpand
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Upgrade, rehouse or resettle? An assessment of the Indian government’s Basic Services for the Urban Poor (BSUP) programme
This paper assesses progress in the government of India’s Basic Services for the Urban Poor (BSUP) programme in 11 cities in India. It draws primarily on responses to a common set of questions askedExpand
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Reducing urban poverty; some lessons from experience
Many donor agencies are recognizing the need to address the growing levels of urban poverty in Africa, Latin America and much of Asia. Many also acknowledge that they had under-estimated the scale ofExpand
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Street Children, hotel boys and children of pavement dwellers and construction workers in Bombay - how they meet their daily needs
Street children, hotel boys and children of pavement dwellers and construction workers in Bombay-how they meet their daily needs describes their situation. For instance, where they wash, defecate,Expand
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Editorial: Documenting by the undocumented
Environment & Urbanization Copyright © 2012 International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Vol 24(1): 1–10. DOI: 10.1177/0956247812438364 www.sagepublications.com Sheela Patel andExpand
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Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI) - foundations to treetops
This paper describes the formation and development of Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI), an international people’s organization which represents member federations of urban poor and homelessExpand
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TOOLS AND METHODS FOR EMPOWERMENT DEVELOPED BY SLUM DWELLERS FEDERATIONS IN INDIA
Introduction In 11 nations, there are now federations formed by the urban poor and homeless that have developed their own poverty reduction programmes, drawing on their own resources and capacitiesExpand
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The 20-year sanitation partnership of Mumbai and the Indian Alliance
Mumbai is well-known for the scale of the community toilet programme supported by local government, much of it undertaken in partnership with community-based organizations, including the NationalExpand
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