Publication: Impacts of Financial, Food and Fuel Crisis on the Urban Poor
The urban poor are particularly vulnerable in times of crisis due to their heavy reliance on the cash economy, job losses and wage reductions in urban based industries, and no agricultural production to fall back on. Prioritizing investments in cities can help to mitigation impacts in the short run and reduce risks in the future. Well targeted safety nets, workfare programs, and urban agriculture can play an importance role in cushioning the impacts for the urban poor during difficult times.
“Baker, Judy L.. 2012. Impacts of Financial, Food and Fuel Crisis on the Urban Poor. Directions in Urban Development. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/76853494-5042-551d-b3bb-6f6df28c156e License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”