Understanding children’s risk and agency in urban areas and their implications for child-centred urban disaster risk reduction in Asia

Understanding children’s risk and agency in urban areas and their implications for child-centred urban disaster risk reduction in Asia This paper presents the findings of a study that IIED undertook in partnership with Plan International on urban children’s risk and agency in four large Asian cities: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal), Manila (the Philippines) and Jakarta (Indonesia). The study involved focus group discussions with street children, working children and squatter and slum children; and key informant interviews with relevant local, national and international agencies involved in child rights and/or disaster risk reduction in each city.