Academic Articles
How the urban poor define and measure food security in Cambodia and Nepal - Oct 2019
This article, by Somsook Boonyabancha, Thomas Kerr, Lumanti Joshi and Cecilia Tacoli, was published in the October 2019 issue of IIED's Environment & Urbanization Journal. The article describes another community-driven study in two Asian countries (Nepal and Cambodia) on the issue of food and food poverty, that was carried out by ACHR and IIIED between 2017 and 2019.
Making people the subject: community-managed finance systems in five Asian countries - April 2018
This article, by Somsook Boonyabancha and Thomas Kerr, was published in the April 2018 issue of IIED's Environment & Urbanization Journal. The article describes a community-driven study in five Asian countries that was carried out by ACHR between 2015 and 2017. Please also see the report "Community Finance in Five Asian Countries" (June 2017), which describes this same study in much more detail, with photos and figures (that document can be downloaded from this site - it's in the "Special Publications" tab.
Leave no one behind: community-driven urban development in Thailand - Dec 2016
This article, written by Nausica Castanas, Ploy Kasama Yamtree, Batan Yoswadee Sonthichai and Quentin Batréau, describes some aspects of the community-driven Baan Mankong housing program in Thailand, and was published as an IIED Working Paper in December 2016.
How urban poor community leaders define and measure poverty - Oct 2015
This article, by Somsook Boonyabancha and Thomas Kerr, was published in the October 2015 issue of IIED's Environment & Urbanization Journal. The article describes a community-driven study in 6 Asian countries that was carried out by ACHR between 2013 and 2014. Please also see the ACHR Newsletter No. 19 (September 2014), which was entirely devoted to this same study.
Community Savings: a basic building block in the work of urban poor federations - July 2014
This article, written by a big group of community leaders and their supporters from the ACHR and SDI networks (who are themselves active members of community savings groups), was published as an IIED working paper in July 2014
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