This toolkit provides tools, concepts and evidence-based information of the model of bottom-up social development found in favela organisations from the lessons and research findings of Underground Sociabilities, an international and inter-institutional partnership that studied the identity, culture and resilience of favela communities in Rio de Janeiro.

This practical guide is directed at policy-makers, activists, practitioners, community leaders, teachers, youth mobilisers and policy-makers interested in successful strategies and innovative approaches being developed in Brazil for working with grassroots organisations and for designing policy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLondon School of Economics
Number of pages98
ISBN (Print)978-1909890350
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015


  • slums
  • urban areas
  • socialization
  • social integration
  • socail behaviour
  • community participation
  • social surveys
  • Brazil


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