According to the United Nations, 54 per cent of the world’s population currently live in urban areas. This is expected to rise to 66 per cent by 2050. Fragile and conflict affected countries are experiencing rapid urbanisation. Urban populations in these countries are also vulnerable to disaster risk. According to a report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), more than 50 per cent of those affected by natural disasters live in conflict affected countries.
A timely and nuanced assessment of the political factors and trends in urbanisation is critical for setting policy priorities and devising sound programme strategies. They at Bodhi Global Analysis combine academic training and policy experience to deliver high-level cross-sectoral assessments in urban settings.
They adopt a participatory approach and have access to a global network of experts, think tanks, and local actors enabling us to ensure that their analyses reflect realities on the ground and diverse perspectives.