Shadowing Suvartha on her waste-picking route in Vijayawada

Quick intro: Accountability for Informal Urban Equity Hub

More than half of the world’s people live in cities, with one in three of those living in low and middle-income countries doing so in informal settlements, sometimes known colloquially as slums, with inadequate access to services and opportunities to shape decisions about their environment. Our research will support the people in our focal communities to claim their right to health.

Participatory Action Research training with the Dalit Bahujan Resource Centre

From the 28-30 January 2020 a meeting was held between SPARC/SDI, the George Institute for Global Health, India and the Dalit Bahujan Resource Centre. It was a pilot training to test out some of the participatory action research tools we will use in ARISE.

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International Women's Day 2020

What is ARISE? Tackling ill-health in the city...

We are a research partnership funded by the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). We look at health in informal settlements in India, Kenya, Bangladesh and Sierra Leone. Find out more and spread the word!

What if the poor were part of city planning?

We’re delighted that our colleague Smruti Jukur Johari, from SDI India, was asked to deliver a Ted Talk.

Linsay Gray of the University of Glasgow discusses the ARISE project

A short film about how the University of Glasgow talks about their work on health in slums.