'Getting to Zero' extreme poverty involves ensuring that the policies, institutions and politics are right for the poorest people to escape poverty. As the reduction in the global number of people in poverty illustrates, there are widespread stories of success. We know much about how, and why, some households escape poverty and others do not.
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.