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In many parts of the developing world, it has been observed that growing population pressure and the development of market economies as a cause and consequence of urbanisation are leading to significant changes in land tenure practices and related rights. Increasingly, land rights in urban and...
Over the last three decades, micro-credit has gained prominence worldwide in reducing poverty on a global scale. As an efficient socio-economic financial mechanism, micro-credit enables various actors, both governmental and non-governmental, to realise their targets, among them the Millennium...
Up to one billion tenants may be living in cities across the globe, but most governments continue to ignore them. Insofar as they recognise that tenants exist, the policy is to turn them into home-owners. Even in the UK and US, where this strategy has been underway for some years, it has not...
Research on child traders in the Peruvian city of Cusco highlights the roles that children play, revealing that children work as traders, either alone or alongside an adult, in 13 per cent of all observed informal trading units in the city centre. More specifically, on the streets, children...
Peri-urban areas at the edge of metropolitan systems in East Asia are the new 'factories of the world'. Multinational manufacturers are key investors in these areas; 90 per cent of Thailand's foreign direct investment (FDI) during the 1990s went to Bangkok's peri-urban areas, including the...
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