Webinar: Measuring and responding to urban deprivation in cities in low and middle income countries

CHORUS, IDEAMAPS and University of York’s Urbanisation and Health Network collaborate to bring a webinar on Measuring and Responding to Urban Deprivation 

7th July 2022 11.00 – 12.00 BST


In rapidly growing and changing urban areas in the global south, decision-makers, from communities to governments, face many challenges in understanding and responding to the needs in deprived neighbourhoods. With 828 million people living in slums globally, the need has never been greater.

What are the features that define deprived urban areas and how can they be measured to target action and show change? How do we ensure that urban residents living in these neighbourhoods have a voice in determining these measures and monitoring action?

Being able to identify and improve deprived urban areas is key to meeting  Sustainable Development Goal 11, particularly to measure the target to ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and to upgrade slums by 2030.

In this webinar Joshua Maviti (UN-HABITAT) presents progress on the development of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Index and plans for its use to monitor slum upgrading in Africa.

Ángela Abascal Imízcoz (Universidad de Navarra) and Monica Kuffer, (University of Twente) presents the Domains of Deprivation Framework, developed following a systematic review of drivers of poverty in urban areas.

The speakers are joined by Dana Thomson (University of Twente) for a panel discussion on the challenges and potential of area deprivation measures, and Helen Elsey (CHORUS / University of York) as the Chair.



View the presentation slides here:


Domains of Deprivation Framework presentation, by Angela Abascal and Monika Kuffer, IDEAMAPS Network