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.