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A common theme of a report on African economies is the importance of directing factories, businesses and investment to smaller, “secondary cities”.
David Hatch May 23, 2017
Planners must stop thinking of city growth and economic growth as separate issues, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa says.
David Hatch May 18, 2017
Hopes for homegrown innovation amidst a growing water crisis.
Ryan Brown March 24, 2017
Minna, the capital of Niger state, was an early adopter of an international standard on service delivery.
Brendon Bosworth March 21, 2017
Initiative was one of two housing projects to win this year’s World Habitat Awards.
David Hatch March 15, 2017
Although Africa is awash with private equity and “impact” investors, the continent’s transformation continues to lag. But local governments can play an important role.
David Jackson March 13, 2017
BudgIT’s online tool tracks the implementation of government infrastructure and service provision projects at the sub-national level.
Brendon Bosworth February 22, 2017
Continent’s fragmented urban form ‘completely at odds with the broader thinking in development,’ analyst says.
Brendon Bosworth February 10, 2017

Government-backed demolitions of waterfront shantytowns in Lagos have more than 300,000 residents at risk of eviction, PRI reports.

 
December 20, 2016

The UN Economic Commission for Africa wants to empower African policymakers and urban planners to create more inclusive and sustainable cities. 

December 7, 2016

The expansion of the central business district’s car-free zone is among the agenda topics, The New Times reports. 

November 15, 2016
A new plan aims to guide more compact, transit-oriented development of the city through 2040.
Brendon Bosworth October 18, 2016
Part of the bargain is providing good customer service.
Amy Fallon September 23, 2016

The national government has adopted plans to pursue sustainable urbanization in six secondary cities, the New Times reports. 

September 16, 2016

A mobile app will help Nairobi residents avoid dangerous areas and city leaders boost crime prevention, the Daily Nation reports. 

September 8, 2016

Post-apartheid redevelopment efforts are displacing poor residents and dividing citizens along racial lines, Al Jazeera reports. 

September 8, 2016

The aid organization wants to deepen roots in the Global South, but critics think NGOs should hire more locals and pay them better, Oxfam and Quartz say.

August 15, 2016
Takeaways from the latest edition of the African Economic Outlook.
Gabriela Rico July 29, 2016
Behind the bottom-up push to make the Congolese capital the ‘Paris of Africa’
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