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Urban Handbook: Quick read guide

There is an urgent need to address development challenges related to urbanisation in Africa. While rapid urbanisation has been linked to steady economic growth and development in many countries around the world, such as in Southeast Asia, African cities are increasingly experiencing the proliferation of slums and urban poverty, and rising inequality. The rationale for […]

Mainstreaming Gender & Inclusion in Urban Programming

Infrastructure and cities programming provide critical opportunities to boost economic growth. However, infrastructure provision and urban development alone are not enough to ensure that economic growth benefits the poor and marginalised. The design and implementation of programmes need to be conceived and put in place with purposeful planning for inclusive approaches.