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    Report Launch: Promoting Job-rich Urbanisation in Zambia

    The primary objective of the event was to present and discuss the results from a study titled “Promoting Job-rich Urbanization in Zambia" conducted by Just-Jobs Network (JJN) in collaboration with Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) and IGC. This paper aimed to identify the mix of policies would maximize the prospects of ‘good’ urbanization...

    16 June 2016

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    East and Central Africa Cities Development Forum

    On May 24-26, the IGC participated in the first East and Central Africa Cities Development Forum (ECAC-DEF) in Kampala, Uganda. ECAC-DEF has been created as a platform to spearhead the development of a regional urbanisation framework for East and Central African cities. It brought together urban planners, city officials, civil society representatives, development partners,...

    24–26 May 2016

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    Cities and Development

    Half of the world’s population will soon live in cities, and the major factor behind this statistic is rapid urbanization in developing countries. Productivity in cities is the driving factor behind the recent economic transformation of many countries, including India and China. Rapid urbanization is equally prevalent in countries without the same high levels of economic...

    5 May 2017

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    Urbanisation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Policies for Success

    Africa is rapidly urbanising: it is the most important structural transformation underway in the region. By 2050, almost regardless of government policies, its urban population will have tripled. But the consequences are critically dependent upon policy choices: successful urbanisation requires active and far-sighted government. At its best, urbanisation can be the...

    13 January 2016

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    What policies would make Kampala a great 21st century city?

    Kampala is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. With a current population of close to 4 million people and an urban growth rate estimated at 5.2%, the city generates about 60% of Uganda's GDP. The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), established in 2010, has shown early success in improving the financial management and quality of service provision in the capital...

    4–5 November 2015

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    IGC Cities Conference

    Location: London School of Economics and Political Science Follow tweets from the conference on the hashtag #BuildingCities Today, for the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population live in towns and cities. While the growth in urbanisation so far has mainly been led by developed countries, developing countries across the globe are starting to...

    28–29 January 2016

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    Construction industry and construction materials industry roundtables

    IGC Mozambique, in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources (MOPHRH) organised three roundtable discussions in the northern, central, and southern regions of Mozambique, respectively in Nampula (31/8/2015), Beira (2/9/2015), Xai-Xai (4/9/2015) and Maputo (27/10/2015). The aim of the workshops was to present the preliminary report "A...

    31 August 2015

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    Poverty and the composition of urbanisation

    Should Tanzania foster growth through investment in large cities, concentrating on reducing congestion costs there and banking on economies of scale and agglomeration to drive development? Or should the same total amount of investment be more geographically spread across secondary towns to increase exposure of the hinterlands to urban centres? The Bank of Tanzania, in...

    22 August 2015

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    IGC Ethiopia: Urbanisation Workshop

    Venue: United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Date: 2 July 2015 The IGC Ethiopia Country Programme partnered with the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) to find solutions to Ethiopian growth challenges, based on independent research of the highest quality. The Urbanisation Workshop was part of a broader research programme,...

    2 July 2015

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    LSE Cities public lecture: The happiness of cities (Professor Ed Glaeser)

    LSE Cities hosted a Public Lecture featuring Ed Glaeser (Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Cities Research Programme Director at the IGC). Date: Wednesday 20 May 2015 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building Speaker: Ed Glaeser Chair: Ricky Burdett Residents of big cities typically earn higher wages,...

    20 May 2015