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This paper is based on the PhD research which applies the capability approach through participatory methods to evaluate a squatter upgrading programme in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. While complementing each other in a variety of ways, this paper argues that participatory methods and the capability approach also share similar limitations and challenges.