Food security in urban Zimbabwe: How are Harare households faring?

Report assesses food security in Zimbabwe’s Harare.

World Cities Report 2016

Report from UN Habitat unequivocally demonstrates that the current urbanization model is unsustainable in many respects.

Report: Towards an African Urban Agenda

Report captures “the contemporary political moment” linking Africa’s urban development and the proposed African Urban Agenda to a number of supporting and influential processes.

Who really governs urban Ghana?

In Ghana the way that urban neighbourhoods are really governed is often overlooked. This report from the Africa Research Institute examines the nature of urban politics in Ghana.

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Urban Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan African Cities

A new report from the ACC explores the extent to which cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are harnessing urban land values to finance city infrastructure.

Taxing the Urban Boom: Property Taxation and Land Leasing in Kigali and Addis Ababa

Much contemporary economic growth in Africa is driven by urban service sectors including construction and real estate. This manifests in rapidly transforming landscapes and the proliferation of valuable property in the continent’s booming large cities, often accompanied by growing socio-economic inequality. In this context, improving systems for property taxation is an urgent and growing need […]

NCE Ethiopia Report: Unlocking the Power of Ethiopia’s Cities

The New Climate Economy Ethiopia Partnership, led by the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) and GGGI, has recently launched a link to a new report on Ethiopia’s urbanisation in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia.

The evolution of national urban policies: a global overview

The purpose of this publication is to review the experience of national urban policies (NUPs) in selected countries around the world.

The Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?

By 2030, Africa’s urban population will double, and the difficulties African cities currently face in providing sustainable water services will be exacerbated. The Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water? argues that the traditional approach of one source, one system, and one discharge cannot close the water gap. A more integrated, sustainable, and flexible approach, which takes into account new concepts such as water fit to a purpose, is needed in African cities.This study provides examples of cities in Africa and beyond that have already implemented Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) approaches both in terms of technical and institutional solutions.

Unleashing the Economic Potential of Agglomeration in African Cities

This report focuses on one of the crucial questions of our time – the relationship between urbanisation and economic development. Rapid urbanisation in Africa threatens disaster if it multiplies the problems of destitution, disease and degradation.