ARI Abstracts Paper C.

The result is a cycle of disinvestment and decay linked to public and private poverty, which threatens livelihoods. These factors incubate crime and violence, and contribute to social and economic ill-being of residents in the inner city and adjoining areas.

Governments, donors, and NGOs have tested a range of interventions with varying levels of success. The strategies evolved from sites and service projects, to slum upgrading, through to contemporary regulatory and institutional reforms. What strategy or mix of strategies can help to secure tenure, reduce the incidence of squatting, and reverse slum development?

This report analyses the problems and efforts to address them in Jamaica and the global context. The evidence suggests the need for a mix of strategies and joint-up approaches between the state, private sector, NGOs, and communities.

We find that a strong, reformed regulatory framework for land administration and management (to include participatory planning approaches), citizens’ access and use of information, CBO capability, and strong advocacy are critical for enabling access to secure tenure. This is a critical first step for reducing the incidence of squatting and renewing slum areas. More importantly, these are prerequisites for sustained urban poverty reduction, and inner city renewal.

KRC’s presentation (internal) to Cornwall Metropolitan Centre

KRC’s presentation (internal) to Cornwall Metropolitan Centre – Rutgers Newark Campus on “Alleviating Urban Poverty – the Jamaican Urban Po

Putting Policy into Practice

Putting Policy into Practice - Innovative Action to Address Poverty n Complex Urban Areas (2003)

Jamaica Urban Poverty Project

Jamaica Urban Poverty Project – Preparation of Strategic Plan Supporting the Revitalization of Jones Town Contract No. CNTR 955133

The Denham Town and Neighbouring Innercity Communities Renewal Project

The Denham Town and Neighbouring Innercity Communities Renewal Project – A joint venture of the Ministry of National Security and Justice and KRC

Implementing Habitat Agenda

Implementing Habitat Agenda – Jamaica Urban Poverty Project in Kingston Jamaica

Carib Explorer September 2010 issue

Carib Explorer September 2010 issue – Social Inclusion and Trust for Innercity Redevelopment

Department for International Development

Department for International Development, Kingston Restoration Company and Neighbourhood Iniatives Foundation 2001, Community Action Kit

KRC’S PUBLICATIONS

Publication references showcasing KRC’s work. Access to abstracts and full documents will be made available shortly.

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ARI Abstracts Paper A.

Paper A. - Enterprise Development Strategies in Urban Poverty Reduction… Exploring the Possibilities and Unlocking the Opportunities

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ARI Abstracts Paper B.

Paper B. - Social Capital in the Alleviation of Urban Poverty…Methods for its Formation and use in the Inner City Context

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ARI Abstracts Paper C.

The result is a cycle of disinvestment and decay linked to public and private poverty, which threatens livelihoods. These factors incubate crime a