Jo Beall is a Reader in Development Studies and directs the Development Management Programme in the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a specialist on urban social development, urban services and urban governance and has researched these issues in the South Asian and South African contexts. She is co-author of the forthcoming book Uniting a Divided City: Governance and Social Exclusion in Johannesburg, published by Earthscan and to be launched at Rio Plus Ten in Johannesburg, author of the OECD publication Women in the City: Housing, Services and the Urban Environment and editor of A City for All: Valuing Difference and Working with Diversity. She has published extensively on the social dimensions of urban environmental development and urban services, with particular reference to water supply and sanitation in Southern Africa and solid waste management in South Asia. She has consulted and provided policy advice to the OECD, UN-Habitat and the Infrastructure and Urban Development Division of the UK's Department for International Development, as well as other bilateral agencies and international NGOs. Jo Beall has made major contributions to international conferences on urban sustainability in Egypt, Malaysia, Kenya, Australia, Japan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. She is actively involved in research on urban governance with the Crisis States Programme based at the Development Research Centre in the LSE.

Recent relevant publications include:

Beall, J (2002) 'Globalisation and Social Exclusion in Cities: Framing the Debate with Lessons from Africa and Asia' Environment and Urbanization (forthcoming).

Beall, J (2002) 'Living in the Present, Investing in the Future: Household Livelihoods Strategies of the Urban Poor' in C. Rakodi and T. Lloyd-Jones (eds) Supporting Urban Livelihoods, Earthscan.

Beall, J. (with W. Beinart, J. McGregor, D. Potts and D. Simon) (2000) Special Issue on African Environments, Journal of Southern African Studies 26(4) December.

Beall, J, (with O Crankshaw and S Parnell) (2000) 'Victims, Villains and Fixers: The Urban Environment and Johannesburg's Poor', Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol 26, No 4.

Beall, J (1997) 'Social Capital in Waste: A Solid Investment?' Journal of International Development, Vol. 9, No. 7, November-December.

Beall, J (1997) 'Thoughts on Poverty from a South Asian Rubbish Dump: Gender, Inequality and Waste' IDS Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 3 July.