What we’ve done

Since 2010, we’ve interviewed more than 2,100 individuals in over 100 slum neighborhoods and pioneered innovative applications of exploratory spatial analysis. P2P has existed in several phases.

First Iteration (2010): conducted comprehensive surveys of 1400+ households across 14 government recognized slums.

Second Iteration (2011-2012): used satellite imagery to identify dozens of temporary, new migrant settlements. conducted comprehensive surveys across 25 such neighborhoods of 650+ households.

Third Iteration (2013-2014): used satellite imagery to identify 75 established slums. Interviewed residents of each slum to collect a range of physical and social datapoints about each slum.

What we’re doing

Urban poverty is typically concentrated into slums. However, slums can span a range of neighborhood types. On the low end of the ‘slum spectrum’ you will find 15 tents in an empty parking lot, home to people who make $5/day without access to public institutions and basic amenities. On the high end of the spectrum you will find well established neighborhoods with four story apartment buildings where the majority of people don’t live in poverty. In the between the two ends of the spectrum, we believe that there is a series of intermediary ‘types’, Our mission is to define those types, and figure out where exactly they can be found.

Check out how we operate and what we’ve published.