The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 124

Urban Longitudinal Research Methodology


25 July 2003

Author: Caroline Moser

Publication Date: 2003

A Workshop on Urban Longitudinal Research Methodology was held at the Development Planning Unit on the 28-29th May 2003. It was organized under the joint auspices and support of the Development Planning Unit (DPU), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank. Co-organizers were Caroline Moser (ODI) and Michael Safier (DPU) with assistance from Deepa Narayan (WB). As one of the workshop outputs, this working paper presents the ten commissioned background papers that provided the basis for the workshop discussion.

In order to contextualize these short papers, this brief introduction describes the rationale for the workshop in terms of both its overall objectives as well as its contextual background. It then summarizes some of the key issues raised in the workshop – since these may be of wider interest to those concerned with the importance of poverty-focused longitudinal research, particularly in urban areas. 

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