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Title: Potential role of urban public transport in assets and employment creation for the poor
Authors: Sohail (Khan), M.
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: © Research Centre for Employment Creation in Construction, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand
Citation: SOHAIL, M., 2001. Potential role of urban public transport in assets and employment creation for the poor. IN: First International Conference on Employment Creation in Development, Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, pp. 169-179.
Abstract: Alleviation of poverty is the key objective of any international development policy. The strategy adopted by donors such as the Department for International Development (DFID), can be summarised as (DFID white paper on international devleopment): 􀂃 Policies and actions which promote sustainable livelihoods 􀂃 Better education, health and opportunities for poor people 􀂃 Protection and better management of the natural and physical environment To translate policies into actions on ground, understanding the ground realities, historical and socio-economic context is necessary. A holistic and integrated approach is proposed to be more beneficial as compared to the purely sectoral approach to identify the key policies and practices to improve the livelihoods of the poor. One such approach is sustainable livelihoods (SL). This study briefly reports on the findings of applications of such approach on the issue of urban public transport.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4100
ISBN: 0620273534
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers (WEDC)
Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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