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Urban Village

In teaching the first year intro to urban planning and design, I realized that the term “urban village” has at least three quite distinct meanings depending on what country you start from.   668 more words

Our impact over 2014

- Avoided 348.567 candles from being burned
– Provided an average of 4775 beneficiaries with a clean safe and brighter light then
– Provided an income for 15 franchisees… 20 more words


Should labour rights be decoupled from formal employment?

By Séverine Deneulin

Earlier this month, I attended the weekly meeting of ‘Vendedores Libres’ (or free sellers). They are a group of people who try to make a living by selling goods on the city streets and on public transport. 944 more words


On Mega-projects in Kenya: More Perspectives

David Ndii continues with his analysis, and reaction on  matters of mega-projects in Kenya and the infrastructural investment choices becoming the preference in Kenya.

Article Courtesy of the Daily Nation… 312 more words

Informal Economy


On August, 24th, Egyptian security forces deployed in Cairo’s downtown in order to move street vendors to Torgoman bus station’s parking lot (AhramOnline). They were supposed to stay here and wait for a mall to be constructed within 4 months where they would be permanently based. 1,191 more words


Greece’s other economy.

The Economist recently wrote about Greece’s informal economy. Here are some interesting points from the article:

* 24% of all economic activity went undeclared in 2013. 174 more words

Fiscal Policy