What is the impact of rapid urbanization on both rural and urban poverty, on socio-economic hierarchies and on provision of social service delivery and access to public goods across urban cities

IGC would like to see the impact of rapid urbanization on both rural and urban poverty (such as slum dwellers), on socio-economic hierarchies and on provision of social service delivery and access to public goods across urban cities. It will deepen its focus on municipal governance, property rights protection and regulatory issues that are constraining the growth potential of cities and the rapidly growing urbanizing areas.

We have conducted urban mapping exercises in select cities to improve administration of urban centres and are currently investigation economic ties between small cities and large urban centres