Education and technology skills, Bangladesh. Credit: DFID/Ricci Coughlan

Neighbourhood effects on children’s educational opportunities: Insights from Bangladesh, India and Tanzania

This policy brief focuses on the effect that neighbourhoods have on the educational opportunities…


Participatory Research in Gurugram, Haryana, India. Credit: S. Ram Aravind

Our Health, Our Voice: Preliminary Findings of Mobile-Based Participatory Survey with Adolescents in Gurugram, India

This new report shares the preliminary findings of Mobile-Based Participatory Survey with…


Discussing neighbourhoods at the SHLC capacity-stengthening workshop.

Effective Project Support for International Research Collaboration: Key Considerations

This new working paper shares lessons learnt during the development and implementation of…


Dar es Salaam’s new bus transit system. Credit: World Bank

Dar es Salaam: the unplanned urban sprawl threatening neighbourhood sustainability

This study analyses the internal structure of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to support better…


Panoramic view of Dodoma city, Tanzania. Credit: Ifakara Health Institute

Dodoma: building a sustainable city to meet neighbourhood needs

This research analyses the internal structure and neighbourhood disparities in the capital city of…


Soweto township in Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit Shutterstock, Gil.K.

Johannesburg: the growing importance of class in shaping neighbourhoods

This research explores the nature of spatial change and neighbourhood development in Johannesburg,…


Dhaka: diverse, dense, and damaged neighbourhoods and the impacts of unplanned urbanisation

This study explores the internal structures and differentiation of neighbourhoods within Dhaka –…


Khulna: the diversity and disparity of neighbourhoods from organic growth

This study explores the internal structures and differentiation of neighbourhoods in Khulna, a…


Kigali, Rwanda. A wide view looking down on the city centre with Pension Plaza in the foreground. Credit: Shutterstock, Jennifer Sophie.

Kigali: the rapid urban growth and neighbourhood dynamics of a prosperous city

This study analyses the spatial expansion of Kigali city, the neighbourhood patterns and key urban…


Manila City Isetann - Recto Area. Credit: Rhay Daniel R. Racoma.

Manila: understanding neighbourhoods for a more sustainable city

This study seeks to understand the internal structure of the City of Manila – a highly urbanised…