Negotiating in the Shadows
The research will examine the way in which marginalized communities are able to negotiate access to essential conditions of life such as water and housing. Infrastructure development and consumption patterns have failed to adapt to rapid economic growth and urban expansion. This has created an inequitable rift between social groups, with marginalized groups such as migrant and informal workers having more difficult access to essential services. The research will provide policymakers with a portrait of the social and life conditions of marginalized and migrant workers with the objective of creating policy to address the widening gaps between economic groups.