Measuring Urban Poverty in the Arab Region: Localizing Global and National strategies, Social Development Bulletin, Vol 6, No. 1 - ESCWA

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Measuring Urban Poverty in the Arab Region: Localizing Global and National strategies, Social Development Bulletin, Vol  6, No. 1 cover

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2


Publication Type: Policy briefs

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination, Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Trade & regional connectivity, Inclusive development

Initiatives: Sustainable urban development

SDGs: Goal 1: No Poverty, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Keywords: Arab countries, Measurement, Social development, Urban population, Urban poverty, Urbanization

Measuring Urban Poverty in the Arab Region: Localizing Global and National strategies, Social Development Bulletin, Vol 6, No. 1

January 2017

This bulletin examines how urban poverty is addressed in the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It also considers urbanization and urban poverty in the Arab region, and sheds light on an urban poverty measurement index developed by ESCWA and one of its regional partners in a pilot case study.

The bulletin concludes with a key message on the need to adapt urban poverty measurement strategies to local conditions while maintaining the relevance to monitoring the implementation of international development agendas.

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