Growing out of poverty : how employment promotion improves the lives of the urban poor

SEED Working Paper No. 74

Focuses on pro-poor job creation for slum dwellers as an effective method to reduce urban poverty, especially national policies favouring employment-intensive growth. Discusses public-private partnerships and how to create quality jobs in the local, small-scale private sector, illustrated by examples from developing countries around the world. Concludes about the interrelationships between employment opportunities, access to basic infrastructures and services, and social inclusion.