Pro-poor urban infrastructure: rethinking urban poverty assessments in Southern Africa

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Parallels are drawn between the current treatment of poverty and the classical approach. Similarly, investment in infrastructure is considered to be non pro poor, since it emphasises the rehabilitation of infrastructure which does not serve poorer people in the first place. Where interventions do occur they are generally of a blueprint nature. This is illustrated through a case study of an urban area in Sambia, which highlights several of the issues and concerns.

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Of interest to practitioners, and decision makers, of urban and poverty programmes.
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Open University