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Poverty Reduction and Urban Governance

Journal article, 255 pages

For more information see www.environmentandurbanization.org

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This issue of Environment and Urbanization includes 12 papers examining the links between poverty and governance in particular cities. Among the interesting points of commonality or contrast are:
The great range of political structures, with some having governments that are clearly more accountable and responsive to urban poor group than others;
The very limited powers, resources and capacities to raise revenues available to urban governments;
The complex political economy within all the cities which influences who gets land for housing, infrastructure and services; and the capacity of anti-poor local government policies and practices to harm the livelihoods of many low-income groups within their jurisdiction.

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