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Do We Know What Works for Women in Urban Land and Housing?

With urbanization growing around the world, our new evidence brief explores how women’s land rights are impacted in urban settings.

Women tend to outnumber men in slums. In 47 of the 59 developing countries from which data are available, more women than men live in slums. Slums are home to a high percentage of total women in those countries as well. In 61 percent of those 59 countries, more than half of women aged 15–49 live in slums.

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