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Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Zimbabwe Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has the lowest proportional slum population among the Zambezi Basin states at just 3.4 per cent, down from 4 per cent in 1990. The portion of national population living in urban areas was 36.4 per cent in 2006, about four million people, with a projected urban annual growth rate of 2.8 per cent to 2015.
21 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Zambia Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Zambia
Africa is the fastest urbanizing region in the world and Zambia was the third most highly urbanized country in southern Africa in 1990 after South Africa and Botswana (UN-HABITAT 2010). Zambia has continued to experience high levels of rural to urban migration, as citizens seek to benefit from urban-based employment opportunities and infrastructure, thus putting pressure on urban amenities and expanding unplanned settlements. Almost three-quarte...
21 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Tanzania Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Tanzania
The population living in unplanned peri-urban settlements has been decreasing as a proportion of total urban population, while the urban population has also been increasing. Therefore the numbers have been increasing while the proportion has gone down. Both impact on the extent of slum areas. About 70 per cent of urban residents in most cities in Tanzania live in unplanned settlements, slums or squatter areas. A special programme to upgrade t...
21 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions
One-third of the urban population of Namibia lives in slum conditions, a situation that has remained almost static since 1990, reducing by less than one per cent.
21 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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Population density in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region (inhabitants per square kilometre) Population density in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region (inhabitants per square kilometre)
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region extends 3500 km over all or part of eight countries, ranging from Afghanistan in the west to Myanmar in the east. The total estimated population of the region is 210 million. The 10 river basins, including the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra which have their source in the HKH region, provide water to 1.3 billion people, a fifth of the world’s population. Rural to urban migration is one of the most widespread glo...
04 Jan 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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Multidimensional poverty index (MPI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region Multidimensional poverty index (MPI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region
The MPI is an index of acute multidimensional poverty. It shows the number of people who are multi-dimensionally poor. It reflects deprivations in very rudimentary services and core human functioning for people across 104 countries. Although constrained by data limitations, MPI reveals a different pattern of poverty than income poverty, as it highlights a different set of deprivations. There are many facets of poverty in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (...
02 Jul 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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Human development index (HDI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, ordered by country ranking Human development index (HDI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, ordered by country ranking
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of "human development" according to three dimensions: health, education, and living standards. It provides a frame of reference for both social and economic development of a country, ranging from 0 (zero development) to 1 (highest level of development). Out of the countries found within the Himalaya Hindu Kush region, China ranks the highest on the Human De...
02 Jul 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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Human development index (HDI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region Human development index (HDI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of "human development" according to three dimensions: health, education, and living standards. It provides a frame of reference for both social and economic development of a country, ranging from 0 (zero development) to 1 (highest level of development). Out of the countries found within the Himalaya Hindu Kush region, China ranks the highest (101st), Afgha...
02 Jul 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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Cities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region Cities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region
The largest cities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region number in the millions of inhabitants. The most populous cities include Khabul (Afghanistan), Kathmandu (Nepal), Srinagar (India), Peshawar (Pakistan), Quetta (Pakistan), Xinning (China), and Dehra Dun (India). Large cities such as Kathmandu, Lhasa or Dehra Dun are growing at rates that double the population of these cities every 10 to 15 years or so. At the other extreme are vast rural areas s...
02 Jul 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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Fifty million climate refugees by 2010 Fifty million climate refugees by 2010
Today we find a world of asymmetric development, unsustainable natural resource use, and continued rural and urban poverty. There is general agreement about the current global environmental and development crisis. It is also known that the consequences of these global changes have the most devastating impacts on the poorest, who historically have had limited entitlements and opportunities for growth.
03 Jan 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay
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Measures of Poverty: Hunger Density Measures of Poverty: Hunger Density
Population Density of Children Age 0-5 Underweight (per square kilometer). Children are defined as underweight if their weight-for-age z-scores are more than two standard deviations (2 SD) below the median of the NCHS/CDC/WHO International Reference Population.
03 Jan 2008 - by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
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Measures of Poverty: Child Malnutrition - Latin America Measures of Poverty: Child Malnutrition - Latin America
Children are defined as underweight if their weight-for-age z-scores are more than two standard deviations (2 SD) below the median of the NCHS/CDC/WHO International Reference Population. There are serious problems of child malnutrition in Latin America but not as persistent as in Asia.
03 Jan 2008 - by Copyright 2005. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
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Measures of Poverty: Child Malnutrition - Asia Measures of Poverty: Child Malnutrition - Asia
Children are defined as underweight if their weight-for-age z-scores are more than two standard deviations (2 SD) below the median of the NCHS/CDC/WHO International Reference Population. There is a high incidence of of malnutrition in Asia.
03 Jan 2008 - by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
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Radiation from Chernobyl Radiation from Chernobyl
What do the Chernobyl disaster, the Three Gorges dam in China and the spread of the Sahel have in common? In each case natural and manmade influences have forced thousands, sometimes millions of people, to leave their land or country of origin.
29 Nov 2007 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Household survey sites in Sekhukhuneland Household survey sites in Sekhukhuneland
Household survey sites in Sekhukhuneland
07 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Rainwater partitioning in India Rainwater partitioning in India
India is facing a food supply challenge with more than one billion inhabitants, and out of them 35% below the poverty line. This analysis of the rainwater partitioning show that there is room for India to use more water than the current status, to increase food production, and ultimately reduce poverty (MDG1)– while still retaining healthy aquatic ecosystems (11% of the rainwater needed for MDG7). A similar analysis conducted for Kenya show, for ...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in economy, Latin America and the Caribbean Trends in economy, Latin America and the Caribbean
In the period 1970-2002, Latin American economic development indicators were fluctuating significantly – from a decrease of 5.6 percent in 1971-1980 GDP growth to only 1.2 percent in 1981-1990, and an increase up to 3.3 percent GDP growth per year in the decade 1991-2000. The poverty that followed the collapse of the petroleum business in the 1980s was only reversed in the 1990s. During the last decade, as a result of economic reforms and private...
17 May 2005 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Forest Cover in Relation to Poverty Madagascar Forest Cover in Relation to Poverty Madagascar
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20 Jun 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
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Forest Cover in Relation to Poverty Madagascar Forest Cover in Relation to Poverty Madagascar
Even though forests are often very important to households, there is surprisingly little knowledge on the actual level of household forest income and the role of such income in maintaining livelihoods. The evidence regarding the role of forests in allowing households to move out of poverty is scant and mixed; there are examples indicating that income from forests allows households to accumulate assets and escape poverty. However, by wa...
20 Jun 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
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Who gets the trash? Who gets the trash?
As we continually update and invent new products the life of the old ones is getting shorter and shorter. Like shipbreaking, e-waste recycling involves the major producers and users, shipping the obsolete products to Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. But instead of being “green” we are exporting a sack full of problems to people who have to choose between poverty or poison. This graphic illustrates major receivers of e-waste in Asia.
07 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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