Urban Poor Settlement Mapping in 9 Cities through Package-A [5 Cities] and Package-B [4 Cities]
This is an ongoing study which kicked off in October 2019. The objectives of the study are to collect multi-dimensional poverty data from urban poor settlements; promote a participatory and inclusive approach to assess poverty; mobilize community, policy makers and civil society to participate in collecting, understanding, validating and using maps and data to promote community development; strengthen the capacity of community organizations like CDC Town Federation to conduct participatory urban poor settlement mapping and data collection; and strengthen LIUPCP intervention in the program cities and towns. Primary data collection, desk-based review and participatory consultation with local level stakeholders have been conducted in order to meet the study objectives. Besides, latest satellite images have been collected from the respective city corporations or Paurashava offices. Mahalla level base map for survey is being prepared using GIS by overlaying collected/created base maps on satellite image. Expected outcomes of the study include – maps of urban poor settlements in all the 9 cities and multidimensional poverty data of all urban poor settlements which will be made available to the public.