Author(s): Suman Paudel Babu, Anita Ghimire, Pravat Uprety, Bishnu Raj Upreti
Finding that there is little understanding of the inter-linkages between urban poverty, lack of access to basic services, violence and their impacts on children in the slums of Nepal, Save the Children and Nepal Center for Contemporary Research (NCCR) jointly conducted a research programme in slum and squatter areas in Nepal.
The overall objective of the study is to showcase the inter-linkages between urban poverty, lack of access to basic services, violence and its impacts on their children. The study was carried out in the slum areas of three urban areas of Nepal; Rajbiraj, Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. The study employed a mixed methodology of qualitative and quantitative methods.
The results were used to impact programmes for the slum and squatter areas of Nepal. These included better: livelihoods support programmes, youth focused programmes, support to toilet and drainage construction, the provision of basic services, and mediation between the government and slum people.