Why we exist

The Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) study is a collaborative venture between Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, the Jana Urban Foundation and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. P2P began in 2010 as a response to the inadequate body of knowledge about the characteristics and dynamics of urban poverty. Today, P2P has surveyed over 2100 households across 36 slum neighborhoods in the city of Bangalore. By focusing on slums as an area of study, we are able to paint a comprehensive picture of the physical and social characteristics of urban poverty.

Our Vision

P2P aims to facilitate the alleviation of urban poverty everywhere by sharing original insights with academia, NGOs and policy makers. Today, more people than ever before live in urban areas. And over the next century, our planet will experience urbanization at an unprecedented rate. It is imperative that we have the knowledge to make our 21st century cities hubs of prosperity for all rather than centers of inequality.

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