Gains from urban growth (e.g. strategies for clustering of settlements/firms to maximize agglomeration effects, entrepreneurship)

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) account for a large share of GDP and the vast majority of employment in Zambia. Many MSMEs are located in dense urban areas that provide an opportunity to take advantage of agglomeration. These synergies also operate on a more localised-industry-specific scale, encouraging firms to locate in clusters in a similar line of business. The Zambia Development Agency has expressed interest in research in this area, as it would help uncover the dynamics of clusters and MSMEs and thus inform their policies related to business development.