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Measuring Urban Poverty in the Arab Region: Localizing Global and National strategies, Social Development Bulletin, Vol 6, No. 1

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This bulletin examines how urban poverty is addressed in the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It also considers urbanization and urban poverty in the Arab region, and sheds light on an urban poverty measurement index developed by ESCWA and one of its regional partners in a pilot case study.

The bulletin concludes with a key message on the need to adapt urban poverty measurement strategies to local conditions while maintaining the relevance to monitoring the implementation of international development agendas.