Slums of Urban Bangladesh

MEASURE Evaluation collaborated with the Centre for Urban Studies to map the slums surrounding the six largest cities in Bangladesh in 2005. Researchers identified and collected data from more than 9,000 slums, and then used GIS to produce detailed maps that mark each slum’s geographic boundaries, population size and distribution, water sources, legal status, and other information. These comprehensive maps will enable policymakers to target slum populations with far more efficiency and precision than in the past.