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  • Blog post

    Why metropolitan governance structures matter: Kampala

    Structuring metropolitan governance is largely dictated by administrative jurisdictions. Population and financing variables are also influential, with the power to determine the social, political and economic prosperity of the country at large. Metropolises Metropolitan areas are important hubs for economic activity around the world, particularly in less developed...

    19 Jan 2018 | Astrid Haas, Enid Slack

  • Blog post

    Improving transport in developing cities with investment and regulation

    On 15 November 2017, the Oxford Urbanists and the International Growth Centre’s (IGC) Cities that Work initiative, co-hosted a panel discussion on the ‘Future of Informal Transport in Rapidly Growing Cities’, to discuss evidence for improved policy. Transport and development Transport is a vital component of connectivity in developing cities, allowing them to be a...

    15 Jan 2018 | Priya Manwaring

  • Project

    The impact on cities of a large-scale rural migration programme in Bangladesh

    Seasonal hunger is perhaps the biggest challenge to the reduction of global poverty that has remained largely under the radar. About three hundred million of the world’s rural population live above the poverty line but still suffer from seasonal income insecurity, which occurs between planting and harvest when the demand for agricultural labour falls and the price of food...

    12 Jan 2018 | Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Ashish Shenoy, Maira Reimao

  • Project

    Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade: The case of Tanzania - Phase 2

    The Government of Tanzania, through the Planning Commission, is keen to support initiatives aimed at transforming transit corridors into economic corridors such that the ongoing and planned transport infrastructure become more beneficial to the local communities. Such a policy priority needs a clear understanding of various dimensions through which transit trade impacts on...

    12 Jan 2018 | Josaphat Kweka, Solomon Michael

  • Event

    Getting ahead of the curve: Addressing housing needs in rapidly growing cities

    Across the developing world, the pace of urbanisation has outstripped the ability of governments to facilitate decent, affordable housing for citizens. With the price of private housing developments making them out of reach for middle-income households, urban growth in these rapidly growing cities has largely occurred through unplanned, low-density, and low-quality...

    23 February 2018

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Jitendra Bajpai: An agenda for urban access

    Jitendra Bajpai of Columbia University outlines the 3 major accessibility problems facing cities in developing countries and policy ideas for how to overcome them.

    14 Dec 2017

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Fred Andema: Reforming Vacant Land

    Fred Andema, Acting Director of Revenue Collection for the Kampala Capital City Authority, discusses the problem of vacant land in cities and how the KCCA plans to tackle this issue with the help of the IGC.

    13 Dec 2017

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Fred Andema: A case study of Kampala's revenue administration reforms

    Fred Andema, Acting Director of Revenue Collection for the KCCA, discusses the administrative challenges of local revenue mobilisation and how ongoing reforms in Kampala have increased tax compliance.

    11 Dec 2017

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Poverty and migration in the digital age: Experimental evidence on mobile banking in Bangladesh

    7 Dec 2017 | Jean N. Lee, Jonathan Morduch, Saravana Ravindranx , Abu Shonchoy, Hassan Zaman

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Jennifer Musisi: Lessons from Kampala

    Jennifer S Musisi, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority, discusses the inefficiencies of urban authorities in the developing world and outlines work done in Kampala to transform its urban governance.

    7 Dec 2017