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Waste pickers in Dhaka: Using the sustainable livelihoods approach - Key findings and field notes

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:10 by Jonathan Rouse, S. Mansoor Ali
Waste pickers in Dhaka make their living by selling recyclable items collected from dumped waste. Most are children living on the streets or in slums where they have little access to infrastructure, a low status in society and an uncertain future. This book is based on a period of fieldwork in Dhaka which explored their livelihoods using the DFID Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA). It presents much of the livelihood information gathered, and discusses the effectiveness of the SLA in this urban context. The book also raises a number of methodological issues relating to research with mostly illiterate, underprivileged children.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Citation

ROUSE, J. and ALI, M., 2001. Waste pickers in Dhaka: Using the sustainable livelihoods approach - Key findings and field notes. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.

Publisher

© WEDC, Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2001

Notes

This record is made up of 4 files. Individual parts and the complete pdf are available to download from the record.

ISBN

9780906055847

Other identifier

WEDC_ID:18880

Language

en