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Economic Recovery in Post-Conflict Cities : the Role of the Urban Informal Economy

Urban Informal Economy

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Economic Recovery in Post-Conflict Cities : the Role of the Urban Informal Economy

Pays : Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan, Somalia, Egypt

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : ES/M008789/1

DFID Programme : ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research

Organismes de mise en œuvre  : Cardiff University

Durée : 26-10-2015 - 25-04-2018

Objectifs
The research explores the role of the urban informal economy (IE) in poverty-reduction and peace-building in post-conflict cities, and its scope to provide livelihoods for the extreme poor and a platform for economic recovery. With a focus on urban areas in post-civil war settings, and on cities affected by protest or on-going turf wars, the research explores the complex drivers of conflict and links to the IE, the structural and individual factors that support/inhibit growth of the IE, and the role of local government (LG) in post-conflict economic recovery.
The Objectives are explored through three broad questions : 1. How might measures supporting the urban IE increase the effectiveness of peace-building and reconciliation ? 2. How can support for the IE create sustained routes out of extreme poverty and contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth ? 3. How can local governments in fragile urban contexts support IE livelihoods and contribute to state-building ?
Post-conflict recovery is a long and cyclical process and the research is based on case studies of cities with different drivers of conflict, those facing current unrest and those which have made a transition from conflict. The five case study cities have different experiences of conflict, including ’institutional’ struggles for state control (Cairo and Kathmandu), ’economic’ conflict over control of resources (Monrovia), ’social/political’ control (Karachi) and ’emergent governance’ (Hargeisa).

Total Cost : £411,516

Présentation : UKAID

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