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The Bank should be looking for ways to channel support direct to representative organizations of the urban poor through funds to which they can apply and whose spending is accountable to them - these also to encourage partnerships with local government. Getting development needs met and building local capacity. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Lq2T9OoFo and please drop the universal application of the dollar a day poverty line as we know that the costs of food and non food needs are much higher than this in most cities. Unless of course World Bank staff who live and work in cities can show how they can get their needs met on this amount.