The ICED facility has undertaken an analysis of Zambia and Zimbabwe’s urban trends for their DFID country offices. These analyses were done in order to better understand urban trends and dynamics in Zambia and Zimbabwe which can inform future urban programming. The need for these analysis arose from the complexity around defining which settlements count as ‘urban’ in Zambia and Zimbabwe. This creates uncertainty regarding the extent and nature of urbanisation.

Below are a set of urban growth diagnostics for Zambia and Zimbabwe’s major cities: