Following the publication of three Development Progress case studies on urban poverty, ODI Research Fellow and co-author of two of the reports, Paula Lucci, writes on the practical insights they provide, which could help to tackle many of the serious challenges facing the world’s growing number of slum dwellers.
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Kirsty is an intern in the Climate and Environment Programme at ODI. She is also a current MPA student at Columbia University in New York.
Three new case studies look at national progress fighting urban poverty. The case studies find real progress has been made on issues including service delivery, the environment and political voice, but find that the sustainability of this progress is not guaranteed and much needs to be done to safeguard it.