Target communities for the study were poor and very poor households in
urban and periurban communities. Six in-country collaborators were
sub-contracted for fieldwork in Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nepal
and India. Key informants within target communities were contacted and
interviewed. Rapid appraisal surveys were conducted with selected
households between May and July 2000. Surveys included focus groups,
household questionnaires, and occupational case studies.
In Section 1 of this report, the methodology for ZF0136, which was used
in the city case studies, is outlined. This is followed by a
consideration of the rationale for this report. Subsequently, details of
dissemination activities undertaken since July 2000 are provided. In
Section 2, Poverty Map methodology is explained and a Poverty Map for
ZF0136 is constructed followed by discussion of the Researchable
Constraints ensuing. Finally in Section 3 the accounts abstracted from
in-country city case study reports are provided with cross-case
comparison as appropriate.