Guidance Note: Poverty and Social Dimensions of Urban Projects | Asian Development Bank

Guidance Note: Poverty and Social Dimensions of Urban Projects

Institutional Document | October 2014

This note provides practical guidance in strengthening the link between urban investments and poverty reduction, by making better use of poverty and social analysis as a resource for successful projects. 

Urbanization will become one of the defining trends of Asia’s transformation in the coming decades. Investments in urban areas have a strong potential to contribute to inclusive growth, reduce urban poverty, and strengthen social resilience. The Guidance Note on Poverty and Social Dimensions in Urban Projects aims to assist ADB staff, including practitioners and specialists working on their behalf, to effectively address the poverty and social dimensions of ADB’s urban operations. It provides practical guidance in strengthening the link between urban investments and poverty reduction by making better use of poverty and social analysis as a resource for successful projects. The guide complements the Handbook on Poverty and Social Analysis (2012) which provides general guidance on incorporating poverty and social dimensions in ADB operations.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Why Poverty and Social Dimensions Matter
  • Key Poverty and Social Dimensions in Urban Projects
  • Inclusive Project Design
  • Appendixes
  • Glossary