The nexus of displacement, asset vulnerability and the Right to the City: the case of the refugees and urban poor of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Aisling O'Loghlen, Christopher McWilliams

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Abstract

This paper examines the asset vulnerability and livelihood strategies of refugees and the urban poor in slum settlements of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Asset Vulnerability Framework is used as the analytical framework of how household’s assets are affected by vulnerability. Using qualitative analysis, factors which impact on the livelihood assets of both groups are examined. The paper focuses on the five main assets as indicated by Moser, while conceptualising further the assets which both populations aspire to accumulate, and which are necessary for them to prosper – rights, in this case the Right to the City. The paper, therefore, attempts to develop linkages between these areas: asset vulnerability, displacement and the Right to the City.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-45
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Urban Sustainable Development
Volume9
Issue number1
Early online date18 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • urban
  • refugees
  • Right to the City
  • asset vulnerability
  • Dar es Salaam
  • livelihoods

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