Structural transformation in Ethiopia: the urban dimension

Street scene in Harar Ethiopia

Building ‘Economically Productive, Socially Inclusive, Environmentally Sustainable & Well Governed’ Cities

Ethiopia remains one of the least urbanized countries in Africa and almost 80 percent of the population resides in rural areas where they eke out a living from subsistence agriculture. However, rapid population growth, a sluggish agricultural performance and increased rural-urban migration have been countering this. The pace of urban growth is expected to accelerate in the coming decades and this will largely be in small- and medium-size cities with low resilience to climate change shocks.


Photo Credit: Mariusz Kluzniak via flickr


Publication Type Digital Book
Publisher UN-HABITAT
Year 2015
Author(s) UN-HABITAT
ISSN 978-92-1-132602-4
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