Community development


The Writer’s Voice


What can development work learn from fiction written by African authors? More than just a good story, Akin Ajayi argues

Community development
Human rights

Slums and Informal Settlements: By the People and for the People: A New Approach for Slum Upgrading

Alon Cohen Lifshitz

The development of informal urban settlements is a perennial challenge for residents and municipal authorities—a challenge compounded by the absence of consultative processes and shared objectives. Alon Cohen Lifshitz presents two grassroots initiatives, seeking to give slum dwellers a voice and a stake in their own futures.