Camila Gutierrez Plata, MAUD 2018 and Ross Marc Eisenberg, MUP 2018

Summer 2017

Organization: United Nations Development Programme, Bangladesh

Sponsor: International Travel Community Service Fellowship

” After having visited several of the poor settlements in the three cities of Chandpur, Narayanganj and Mymensingh, we started to develop the structure and components of what the Urban Poverty Profile would turn into. This will not only guide our analysis as we dig into the data, but also let us show the findings in an organized way that can be easy for anyone to understand and help inform future urban planning and decision-making. The structure we came up was the following:

URBAN POVERTY PROFILE

CITY OVERVIEW

POVERTY OVERVIEW

INFRASTRUCTURE

HOUSING

WELLBEING

ACTION

After having come up with the general structure, we continued the process of understanding and analyzing the poverty of the three cities, mainly focusing on the city of Chandpur.”