Establishing Indicators for Urban Poverty Environment Interaction in Tanzania: The Case of Bonde la Mpunga, Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam

"The premise for this study is that urban development and especially livelihood opportunities for the urban poor are, in most cases, limited by adverse environmental conditions created by growing centres of population and activity. The general objective of the study was to establish indicators that describe urban poverty environment interaction by studying community responses to environmental problems in Bonde la Mpunga. The specific objectives were: to identify and describe poverty issues and manifestations in Bonde la Mpunga, to identify and rank types of environmental problems as perceived by different social groups, to identify and describe the relationships between poverty and environmental problems in Bonde la Mpunga, to develop poverty environment related monitoring and evalution indicators and to propose appropriate interventions that will create an enabling and supportive environment."