This project monitors the effectiveness of the typhoon Yolanda relief efforts in the Philippines in relation to building sustainable routes out of poverty. The focus is on urban population risk, vulnerability to disasters, and resilience in the aftermath of these shocks and the conditions in which agency can be built over time.
Climate change and variability are impacting livelihoods. Most governments in developing countries see this in the context of rural agriculture and food security. This work instead approaches the effects on problems of the urban poor.