Jo Beall

Urban Livelihoods in Afghanistan (Jo Beall)

Two major studies led by Jo Beall for the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)1 were among the first to highlight the unprecedented and largely unplanned urbanisation that now characterises the country, as well as the realities of urban poverty and vulnerability for growing numbers of Afghans. Together the reports draw on two years of research conducted in Kabul, Heart, Jalalabad, Mazar-i-Sharif and Pul-i-Khumri, with the second study tracking the life paths of poor urban households over an entire year.

Jo Beall – publications

Books

2007
Cities and Development, Beall, J. and S. Fox. London: Routledge.
2005
Funding Local Governance: Small Grants for Democracy and Development, Beall, J. London: IT Publications.
2004
Urban Governance, Voice and Poverty in the Developing World, Devas, N., P. Amis, J. Beall, U. Grant, D. Mitlin, F. Nunan, C. Rakodi, D. Satterthwaite. London: Earthscan Publications.
2002
Uniting a Divided City: Governance and Social Exclusion in Johannesburg, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell. London: Earthscan Publications.
Sustainability, Beall, J., B. Crow, S. Simon and G. Wilson. Milton Keynes: Open University.
1998
Guidance Manual on Water Supply and Sanitation Programmes, DFID (co-author). Loughborough: Water and Environmental Health at London and Loughborough.
1997
A City for All: Valuing Difference and Working with Diversity, Beall, J (ed). Zed Books: London.
1995
Women in the City: Housing, Services, and the Urban Environment, (author). Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Journals

Special Issues

2006
Policy Arena on the Discourse of Terrorism, Security and Development, Beall, J., T. Goodfellow and J. Putzel (eds). Policy Arena of Journal of International Development 18(1).
2005
Fragile Democracy: State and Society in Democratic South Africa, Beall, J., S. Gelb and S. Hassim (eds). Journal of Southern African Studies 31(4) December.
2003
Special Issue on Historical Geographies, Lester, A. and J. Beall (eds). Journal of Southern African Studies 29(3) March.
2000
Special Issue on African Environments, Beall, J., W. Beinart, J. McGregor, D. Potts and D. Simon (eds). Journal of Southern African Studies 26(4) December.
1995
Special Issue on Urban Studies and Urban Change in Southern Africa, Sapire, H. and J. Beall (eds). Journal of Southern African Studies Vol. 21, No. 1, March.

Articles

2006
‘Introductory Article: On the Discourse of Terrorism, Security and Development’, Beall, J., T. Goodfellow and J. Putzel. Journal of International Development, 18(1), pp. 51-67.
‘Cities, Terrorism and Development’, Beall, J. Journal of International Development, 18(1), pp. 105-120.
‘Dealing with Dirt and the Disorder of Development: Managing Rubbish in Urban Pakistan’, Beall, J. Oxford Development Studies, 34(1) March, pp. 81-97.
‘Cultural Weapons: Traditions, Inventions and the Transition to Democratic Governance in Metropolitan Durban’, Beall, J. Urban Studies, 43(2) February, pp. 457-473.
2005
‘State and Society in Democratic South Africa’, Beall, J., S. Hassim and S. Gelb. Journal of Southern African Studies, 31(4) December, pp. 681-700.
‘Emergent Democracy and “Resurgent” Tradition: Institutions, Chieftaincy and Transitions in KwaZulu-Natal’, Beall, J., S. Mkhize and S. Vawda. Journal of Southern African Studies, 31(4) December, pp.755-771.
‘Decentralizing Government and De-centering Gender: Lessons from Local Government Reform in South Africa’, Beall, J. Politics and Society, 33(2) June, pp. 253-276.
2004
‘Navigating Tradition, Traditional Authorities and Governance in Thekwini Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa’, Beall, J., S. Mkhize and S. Vawda. International Development Planning Review, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 457-476.
‘Gender and integrated area development projects: lessons from Cato Manor, Durban’, Beall, J. and A. Todes. Cities, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 301-310.
2002
‘Globalization and Social Exclusion in Cities: Framing the Debate with Lessons from Africa and Asia’, Beall, J. Environment and Urbanization, 14(1) April, pp. 41-52.
2001
‘Valuing Social Resources or Capitalising on Them? The Limits to Pro-poor Urban Governance in Nine Cities of the South’, Beall, J. International Planning Studies, 6(4) pp. 357-375.
‘From Social Networks to Public Action in Urban Governance: Where Does Benefit Accrue?’, Beall, J.Journal of International Development, 13(7), pp. 1015-1021.
‘Doing Gender from Top to Bottom? The South African Case’, Beall, J. Women: A Cultural Review, 12(2), pp. 135-146.
2000
‘From the Culture of Poverty to Inclusive Cities: Reframing Urban Policy and Politics’, Beall, J. Journal of International Development, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 843-856.
‘Victims, Villains and Fixers: The Urban Environment and Johannesburg’s Poor’, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell. Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol 26, No 4, pp. 803-855.
‘Local Government, Poverty Reduction and Inequality in Johannesburg’, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell. Environment and Urbanization, Vol. 12, No. 1, April, pp. 107-122.
‘Economic Growth and the Livelihood Strategies of the Urban Poor in Johannesburg’, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell. Journal of Economic and Social Geography, Vol. 91, No. 4, pp 379-396.
1999
‘The Role of Households and Livelihood Systems in the Management of Solid Waste in South Asia’, Beall, J. Waterlines, Vol. 17, No. 3, January, pp. 13-14.
1998
‘Trickle Down or Rising Tide? Lessons on Mainstreaming Gender Policy from Colombia and South Africa’, Beall, J. Social Policy and Administration, Vol. 32, No. 5, December, pp 513-534.
‘The Gender and Poverty Nexus in the DFID White Paper: Opportunity or Constraint?’ Beall, J. Journal of International Development, Vol. 10, No. 1, March – April, pp.235-246.
1997
‘Social Capital in Waste: A Solid Investment?’ Beall, J. Journal of International Development, Vol. 9, No. 7, November-December, pp. 951-961.
‘Thoughts on Poverty from a South Asian Rubbish Dump: Gender, Inequality and Waste’, Beall, J. IDS Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 3 July, pp. 73-90.
‘Assessing and Responding to Urban Poverty: Lessons from Pakistan’, Beall, J. IDS Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 2. April, pp.58-67.
‘Building a City for All: Notes After Habitat II’, Beall, J. City, No. 5-6, pp. 133-141.
1996
‘Participation in the City: where do women fit in?’ Beall, J. Gender and Development, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 9-16.
1995
‘Social Security and Social Networks Among the Urban Poor in Pakistan’, Beall, J. Habitat International, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 427-455.
‘In Sickness and in Health: Engendering Health Policy for Development’, Beall, J. Third World Planning Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 213-222.
‘Introduction’, Sapire, H. and J. Beall (eds). Journal of Southern African Studies, Special Issue on Urban Studies and Urban Change in Southern Africa, Vol. 21, No. 1, March, pp. 3-18.
1989
‘”A Bit on the Side”? Gender Struggles in the Politics of Transformation in South Africa’, Beall, J., S. Hassim & A. Todes. Feminist Review, No. 33, pp. 30-56.

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Chapters in Edited Books

2007
‘Urban Democracy Helps Diffuse Conflict in Durban, South Africa’, Beall, J. in Canadian Consortium on Human Security (eds) Human Security for an Urban Century. Local Challenges, Global Perspectives, Canada, pp. 68-69. Available at: http://humansecurity-cities.org/sites/hscities/files/Human_Security_for_an_Urban_Century.pdf
2005
‘A Matter of Timing: Migration and Housing Access in Metropolitan Johannesburg’, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell in D. Bryceson and D. Potts (eds) African Urban Economies, Viability, Vitality or Vitiation? London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 233-253.
‘Urban Livelihoods’, Beall, J. in C. Toumain and B. Wisner (eds) Towards A New Map of Africa, London: Earthscan Publications, pp. 97-112.
‘Richard Jolly’, Beall, J. in D. Simon (ed.) Fifty Key Development Thinkers, London: Routledge, pp. 132-138.
‘Assisting Local Governance: The Effectiveness of Small Funds’, Beall, J. in A.S. Huque and H. Zafarullah (eds) Handbook of International Development Governance, New York: Marcel Dekker Inc., pp. 445-469.
‘Stato e società nel Sudafrica democratico: Fratture, linee di tensione e aree di stabilità’, Beall, J. in I. Vivan (ed.) Corpi liberati in cerca di storia, di storie, il nuovo Sudafrica dieci anni dopo ‘apartheid, Milano: Baldini Catoldi dalai, pp. 63-90.
‘A Matter of Timing: Migration and Housing Access in Metropolitan Johannesburg’, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell in D. Bryceson and D. Potts (eds) African Urban Economies, Viability, Vitality or Vitiation? London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 233-253.
2004
‘Victims,Villains and Fixers: the Urban Environment and Johannesburg’s Poor’, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell in S. Sassen and P. Marcotullio (eds) Human Settlements and Sustainability, UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Paris.
2002
‘”A New Branch Can be Strengthened by an Old Branch”: Livelihoods and Challenges to Inter-Generational Solidarity in South Africa’, Beall, J. in P. Townsend and D. Gordon (eds) World Poverty, New Policies to Defeat an Old Enemy, London: The Policy Press, pp. 325-348.
‘Living in the Present, Investing in the Future: Household Livelihoods Strategies of the Urban Poor’, Beall, J. in C. Rakodi and T. Lloyd-Jones (eds) Urban Livelihoods, Earthscan: London, pp 71-87.
‘Urban Water Supply, Sanitation and Social Policy: Lessons from Johannesburg, South Africa’, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell in P. Townsend and D. Gordon (eds) World Poverty, New Policies to Defeat an Old Enemy, London: The Policy Press, pp. 251-270.
2000
‘Life in the Cities’, Beall, J. in T. Allen and A. Thomas (eds) Poverty and Development (second edition), Oxford University Press in Association with the Open University: Oxford and Milton Keynes, pp. 425-442.
1999
'Trickle-down or Rising Tide? Lessons on Mainstreaming Gender Policy from Colombia and South Africa', Beall, J. in C. Jones-Finer (ed) Transnational Social Policy, Blackwells, Oxford, pp. 61-82.
'African Urban Livelihoods: Straddling the Rural-Urban Divide', Beall, J., N. Kanji and C. Tacoli in S. Jones and N. Nelson (eds) Urban Poverty in Africa, Intermediate Technology Publications, London, pp. 160-168.
1997
‘Gender Issues in Health Policy and their Implications for the 1990s’, Beall, J. in I. Baud and I. Smyth (eds) Insecurity in the 1990s: Gender and Social Policy in an International Perspective, Routledge: London, pp. 67-95.
1995
‘Genero, Desarrollo y Planeacion Social’, Beall, J. in A. L. Munoz and L. Wartenberg (eds) Planeacion Con Perspectiva de Genero, Universidad Externado de Colombia and Consjeria Presidencial para la Juventud, la Mujer y la Familia, Bogota, pp. 43-146.
1993
‘Indentured Labour and Indian Women’, Beall, J. in S. Bhana (ed.) Indian Indentured Labour in Natal 1860-1913, Peepal Tree Press, Leeds, pp. 86-116.
1992
Contributor to Jack Spence (ed.) Nations of the Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
1991
Contributor to John Harriss (ed.) The Family: A Social History of the Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
1990
‘Women Under Indenture in Colonial Natal, 1860-1911’, Beall, J. in C. Clarke, C. Peach and S. Vertovec (eds) South Asians Overseas, Migration and Ethnicity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 57-75.
‘Indian Women Under Indentured Labour in Natal’, Beall, J. in C. Walker (ed.) The Changing Position of Women and the Organisation of Gender in South Africa, 1800-1945, James Currey, London, pp. 146-167.

Published Research Reports

2007
‘Cities, Terrorism and Urban Wars of the 21st Century’, Beall, J. in Crisis States Programme Series Two, Working Paper No. 9, London: Crisis States Development Research Centre, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, February.
2006
Urban Poverty and Development in the 21st Century: Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable World, Beall, J. and S. Fox. Oxfam Research Report, July, available at: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_we_do/issues/livelihoods/downloads/research_urban_poverty.pdf
Urban Livelihoods in Afghanistan, Beall, J. and S. Schűtte. Kabul: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, August, available at: http://www.areu.org.af/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=35
2005
‘Decentralizing Government and Centralizing Gender in Southern Africa: Lessons from the South African Experience’, Beall, J. in UNRISD Occasional Paper No. 8, Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, August.
‘Exit, Voice and Tradition: Loyalty to Chieftainship and Democracy in Metropolitan Durban, South Africa’, Beall, J. in Crisis States Programme Working Paper No. 59, London: Crisis States Development Research Centre, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, January.
Shaping Urban Futures: Challenges to Governing and Managing Afghan Cities, Beall, J. and D. Esser. Kabul: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, March, available at: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/DESTIN/pdf/AREU%20Urban%20Livelihoods%20SP%20FINAL%20PROOF%205Oct2006.pdf
Department for International Development Social Exclusion Review, Beall, J. and L.H. Piron. London School of Economics and Overseas Development Institute.
2004
‘Decentralisation and Engendering Democracy: Lessons from Local Government Reform in South Africa’, Beall, J. in Crisis States Programme Working Paper No. 54, London: Crisis States Development Research Centre, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, November.
‘Traditional Authority, Institutional Multiplicity and Political Transition in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa’, Beall, J, S. Mkhize and S Vawda in Crisis States Programme Working Paper No. 48, London: Crisis States Development Research Centre, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, July.
2002
Urban Poverty and Urban Governance, Devas, N., P. Amis, J. Beall, U. Grant, D. Mitlin, F. Nunan, C. Rakodi, D. Satterthwaite. Birmingham: International Development Department, University of Birmingham.
2001
Towards Inclusive Governance in Johannesburg, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell. City Case Study for Stage Two of the ESCOR Commissioned Research on Urban Development, International Development Department, University of Birmingham (ISBN: 0 7044 2222 0).
1999
Urban Governance, Partnership and Poverty in Johannesburg, Beall, J., O. Crankshaw and S. Parnell. City Case Study for Stage One of the ESCOR Commissioned Research on Urban Development, International Development Department, University of Birmingham.
1998
‘Households, Livelihoods and Urban Poverty’, Beall, J and N Kanji in Background Paper for the ESCOR Commissioned Research on Urban Development: Urban Governance, Partnership and Poverty, London School of Economics.
1996
'Urban Governance: Why Gender Matters', Beall, J. in UNDP Gender in Development Monograph Series, No. 1, New York: United Nations Development Programme, March.

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Jo BEALL

jo.beall@dpu-associates.net

Specialisation
Cities in situations of war and conflict; decentralisation, local governance and service delivery; and urban poverty, social exclusion and gender.

Country experience
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Colombia.

Languages
English

Educational and professional qualifications

1981
BA Economic History


Jo BEALL

Jo Beall is Professor of Development Studies at the London School of Economics (LSE). A political sociologist with expertise on urban development and local governance, she was on the staff of the Development Planning Unit (DPU) from 1990 until 1994. Jo teaches on cities and development and has conducted extensive research in Africa, particularly South Africa, and Asia, notably India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. She has advised or consulted for a range of international development agencies, governments and NGOs on urban issues.


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