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Home-based workers in South Asia number in the tens of millions and are essential to many industries, yet remain invisible and disregarded in urban planning. In the final sector study in our series with WIEGO on urban livelihoods, Shalini Sinha argues that housing upgrades and zoning regulations must be reconceived with a focus on home as workplace.

The 25th of April, 2010, is World Malaria Day. Diana Inegbenebor of the ARCHIVE Institute argues that alongside treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying, adequate housing should be considered a third site for intervention against malaria.

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There are good reasons for policymakers to pay attention to home-based workers ... most home-based products, such as handicrafts and textiles, have significant employment and export potential.

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