New review of "Development in Africa's Informal Settlements: Below the Proletariat"

Congratulations to Angela R. Pashayan, the author of the book "Development in Africa's Informal Settlements: Below the Proletariat" for receiving a review appearing in the  'Journal of Economic Literature' (Volume 62, no. 2), June 2024.

[...] Highlights key issues that are important for effective poverty reduction in informal settlement. [...]

[Extract from book review appearing on the 'Journal of Economic Literature' (Volume 62, no. 2), June 2024.]

You can find more about the book here: Development in Africa's Informal Settlements: Below the Proletariat

This book discusses the effectiveness of international development programs in African informal settlements (slums). It also represents the voices of slum dwellers and how they view the programs offered. With over 60% of Africans living in slums, the book intends to foster dialogue among development professionals to determine how to improve service to their clients, people experiencing extreme poverty. This book examines the critical thinking disconnect between development professionals and slum dwellers. It enables practitioners, professors, and their students to investigate the gap between the types of development programs offered versus what is most beneficial to reduce extreme poverty in slum communities. With a sample of 500 residents from Mukuru Slum in Nairobi, Kenya, and 100 development professionals with expertise in poverty reduction in slums, this book sheds light on the similarities and differences between various programs. Most importantly, this book provides a theoretical way forward (The Theory of Extreme Poverty Reduction) based on Freirean pedagogy to stimulate discussion on how to program new strategies for authentic dialogue with slum dwellers that leads to the critical consciousness necessary for successful poverty reduction.

Title Development in Africa's Informal Settlements: Below the Proletariat [Paperback]
Edition 1st
ISBN 978-1-64889-836-5
Published in March 2024

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