Urban Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implication for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

Urban Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implication for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction
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Urban Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implication for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction by Christine Kessides outlines of the challenges of rapid urbanisation, specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa, and some of the ways in which these can be met.

Kessides examines the context in which this rapid urbanisation is taking place; (i) how the emerging cities and towns can be made to contribute positively to the development of the continent, especially to reducing the pervasive poverty among the majority or urban residents; (ii) what requirements need to be met to make this happen; (iii) what is at stake or what are the opportunity costs to African countries if these requirements are not met; and (iv) what are the strategic and operational choices and priorities that would enable most African countries to gain the best in the process of its transition to a largely urbanised society.

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Christine Kessides