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Ending extreme poverty in an increasingly urbanised world

This paper explores the relationship between urbanisation and extreme poverty. Its primary
objectives are to provide a high-level summary of the latest well-evidenced research on
measures to address extreme poverty in urban areas and to identify areas where further
research could contribute value. It is a non-systematic review of the leading relationships
between poverty and urbanisation, the current body of evidence on measures to address
these relationships, and well documented evidence gaps.2 The report draws on peer reviewed
academic research, grey literature, and blogs from leading institutions and

This paper aims to identify evidence and literature gaps that might be filled by the
our programme, with a focus on DEEP priority countries, while also introducing principles for the prioritisation of research on policies and programmes with potential to promote extreme poverty reduction generally.

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