How Poor People Set Their Own Poverty Lines

This latest engaging edition of Housing by People in Asia from ACHR reports on how the urban poor in six Asian countries have come together to define their own poverty lines.  Rarely consulted in the global political debates as to what actually constitutes poverty, this project has enabled those that understand deprivation the best to analyse what it means for them and where lines can and should be drawn.  Challenging the notion that $1.25 a day (the World Bank’s one-size-fits-all definition of absolute poverty) could ever clearly separate the poor from the non-poor, they explore the multiple dimensions of poverty in different contexts and what they can do together to bring about change.

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