Category Archives: Community Development & Planning

Capital, capacities and collaboration: the multiple roles of community savings in addressing urban poverty

This paper discusses ideas and methodologies on reducing urban poverty, paying particular attention to the changes that can be triggered by the practice of community savings. As local communities struggle to improve their development options, this practice has demonstrated staying power and relevance in many different nations, cities and contexts, in some cases producing lasting … Continue Reading ››

Children’s Participation

Children's Participation Children's Participation: The Theory and Practice of Involving Young Citizens in Community Development and Environmental CareRoger Hart; Earthscan Publications Ltd. 1997Continue Reading ››

Finding Hope in Troubled Times

This manuscript reports on research centered on education in times of conflict in Nepal. It addresses a number of questions relevant to children, parents, and communities about education in Nepal, including school management, discipline, teaching, and discrimination. The report concludes with a number of recommendations for both programming and advocacy. The report is organized in … Continue Reading ››

Children’s experience of the physical environment in poor urban settlements and the implications for policy, planning and practice

This paper describes how children’s needs are routinely ignored or misunderstood by urban development policy, plans and practice – and the very high costs this brings for them in terms of ill-health, injury, premature death and impaired physical, mental and social development. For instance, provision for water, sanitation and housing … Continue Reading ››