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Key Challenges of Security Provision in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts: Evidence from Kathmandu Valley and Terai Regions of Nepal

Key Challenges of Security Provision in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts: Evidence from Kathmandu Valley and Terai Regions of Nepal Jaideep Gupte, IDS and Subindra Bogati, NPI

This research report explores why the rise of violent and organised crime has been centred in around the urbanised areas of the Terai and Kathmandu Valley – by unpacking the channels through which rapid urbanisation interacts with violent or/and organised crime – and within this paradigm specifically focus on youth and adolescent involvement.

Abstract
We know that urban violence not only affects people’s health and wellbeing, it has a devastating impact on the social fabric and economic prospects of entire cities. It can also set recursive cycles of vulnerability in motion – violence-affected individuals find it increasingly harder to be gainfully employed, while poverty is sustained through inter generational transfers

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