This paper describes the scale and nature of urban poverty in low- and middle-income nations and summarizes the different approaches that have been tried to reduce it. It draws on the literature not only on poverty but also on deprivations associated with poverty – poor quality housing conditions, health risks and lack of access to basic services, rule of law and voice.
Video: The Ethnic Minorities Cultural Products Development Project
Growing up, woman artisan Luru-Dashima never imagined such a possibility: her scarves, resplendent in colour and painstakingly hand-woven, sit atop shiny modern surfaces in Tangs, an upscale Singaporean department store. more
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It was not so long ago that anything entering or leaving China would have been subject to a long customs clearance process. To the average person this process might have seemed insignificant, but for the millions of young entrepreneurs looking to make the most out of economic reforms this used to represent one of their biggest obstacles when competing in global markets. more
Projects and Initiatives
This programme works to reduce poverty and protect traditional cultural expressions by leveraging cultural resources to develop livelihoods: specifically, the protection of Old Lhasa, sustainable tourism and trade development. more