Security provision in rapidly urbanising contexts: evidence from Nepal

Security provision in rapidly urbanising contexts

Subindra Bogati of NPI and Jaideep Gupte of IDS how understanding security for an increasingly young, urbanising Nepal is important for peace.

Recent research has shown 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. However, the mechanisms through which violent crime and urbanisation are interconnected are not straightforward, and are the subject of continued debate.

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