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Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa : Challenges and Opportunities

By: Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Steve.
Contributor(s): Shimeles, Abebe | Yaméogo, Nadège Désirée.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge African Studies: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (208 p.).ISBN: 9781317701231.Subject(s): Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960- | Community development, Urban -- Africa | Rural-urban migration -- Africa | Urban policy -- Africa | Urbanization -- Economic aspects -- AfricaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa : Challenges and OpportunitiesDDC classification: 307.76096 LOC classification: HT384.A35 U7293 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Tableof Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Boxes; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. Overview of Urban Development in Africa; Introduction; Urbanization Trends in Africa; The Rapid Urban Population Growth in SSA has been Rather Problematic; Nurturing Internal Urban Dynamics for Africa's Transformation; Notes; References; 2. Cities as Drivers of Development; Introduction; Why Urbanisation is Important for the Economy; How Relevant is this to Africa?; How do Dynamic Urban Economies Develop?; The Economic Trajectories of African Cities
Recent Improved ProspectsConclusion; Policy Implications; References; 3. Institutions, Decentralisation and Urban Development; Introduction; Scope, Scale and Dimensions of Urban Development Challenges; Institutional Underpinning of the African Urban Crisis; Learning from Decentralisation Efforts; Decentralisation in Africa; Shifts in the Role of Government; Urban Local Government in Africa: The Current Situation; Reforms Required; Institutional Reform Agenda for Africa; Macro Urban Development Framework; Tailored National Urban Development Strategy; Sound Data Platforms
Infrastructure Investment Strategy and PlanDecentralisation Policy and Operational Strategy; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4. Financing Urban Development in Africa; Introduction: Organisational Structure and Purpose; The Challenge of Urban Finance: Centre-Local Relations and Urban Governance Regimes; Financing Urban Development: A Holistic View and the Finance Challenge; Heuristic Models of Urban Development and Utility Ownership and Management; Financing Urban Development: Further Insights from Land and Housing Delivery; Versions of Land Pooling and Adjustment: Norton Town Landlords
Private Sector-Led Development: OMPIC Westgate Development, HarareUrbanUtility Models in Africa: Provision and Overview of Water and Sanitation; From Public Sector to Private Sector Participation; Governance Reforms and Emerging Utility Models-The Water and Sanitation Sector; Ingredients of Successful Utility Models and Reforms; Water and Sanitation: Informal and Community Models; Community and Diaspora Organisations' Involvement; Financing On-Site Infrastructure and the Role of Targeted Subsidies; Improving Pricing and Revenue Collection as Precondition for Market Financing
Price Setting and Tariffs in Practice: The Water and Sewage SectorEnhanced Access to Financing for Local Authorities and Urban Utilities; The Finance Gap; Mobilizing Local Market Finance for Urban Utilities; Mobilizing Donors for Market Finance in Urban Development; Ring-Fencing the 'Cash Cow': Water Account and Resources for Capital Development Debates in Zimbabwe; Ring-Fencing the 'Cash Cow' Debate; Conclusions: Reinforcing Holistic Interventions for Urban Development Finance; Notes; References; Annex 1: Utility Privatisation Structure: The Public-Private Continuum
5. Upgrading Informal Settlements in African Cities
Summary: The main goal of this book is to put urbanization and its challenges squarely on Africa's development agenda. Planned urbanization can improve living conditions for the majority, help in the expansion of the middle class, and create conditions for economic transformation. However, many African cities have developed haphazardly, resulting in the decline of public services, in slum proliferation, and increases in poverty. African cities thrive on activities characterized by easy entry and low productivity, generally referred to as the ""informal sector"". Indeed, today some urban dwellers are po
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Tableof Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Boxes; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. Overview of Urban Development in Africa; Introduction; Urbanization Trends in Africa; The Rapid Urban Population Growth in SSA has been Rather Problematic; Nurturing Internal Urban Dynamics for Africa's Transformation; Notes; References; 2. Cities as Drivers of Development; Introduction; Why Urbanisation is Important for the Economy; How Relevant is this to Africa?; How do Dynamic Urban Economies Develop?; The Economic Trajectories of African Cities

Recent Improved ProspectsConclusion; Policy Implications; References; 3. Institutions, Decentralisation and Urban Development; Introduction; Scope, Scale and Dimensions of Urban Development Challenges; Institutional Underpinning of the African Urban Crisis; Learning from Decentralisation Efforts; Decentralisation in Africa; Shifts in the Role of Government; Urban Local Government in Africa: The Current Situation; Reforms Required; Institutional Reform Agenda for Africa; Macro Urban Development Framework; Tailored National Urban Development Strategy; Sound Data Platforms

Infrastructure Investment Strategy and PlanDecentralisation Policy and Operational Strategy; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4. Financing Urban Development in Africa; Introduction: Organisational Structure and Purpose; The Challenge of Urban Finance: Centre-Local Relations and Urban Governance Regimes; Financing Urban Development: A Holistic View and the Finance Challenge; Heuristic Models of Urban Development and Utility Ownership and Management; Financing Urban Development: Further Insights from Land and Housing Delivery; Versions of Land Pooling and Adjustment: Norton Town Landlords

Private Sector-Led Development: OMPIC Westgate Development, HarareUrbanUtility Models in Africa: Provision and Overview of Water and Sanitation; From Public Sector to Private Sector Participation; Governance Reforms and Emerging Utility Models-The Water and Sanitation Sector; Ingredients of Successful Utility Models and Reforms; Water and Sanitation: Informal and Community Models; Community and Diaspora Organisations' Involvement; Financing On-Site Infrastructure and the Role of Targeted Subsidies; Improving Pricing and Revenue Collection as Precondition for Market Financing

Price Setting and Tariffs in Practice: The Water and Sewage SectorEnhanced Access to Financing for Local Authorities and Urban Utilities; The Finance Gap; Mobilizing Local Market Finance for Urban Utilities; Mobilizing Donors for Market Finance in Urban Development; Ring-Fencing the 'Cash Cow': Water Account and Resources for Capital Development Debates in Zimbabwe; Ring-Fencing the 'Cash Cow' Debate; Conclusions: Reinforcing Holistic Interventions for Urban Development Finance; Notes; References; Annex 1: Utility Privatisation Structure: The Public-Private Continuum

5. Upgrading Informal Settlements in African Cities

The main goal of this book is to put urbanization and its challenges squarely on Africa's development agenda. Planned urbanization can improve living conditions for the majority, help in the expansion of the middle class, and create conditions for economic transformation. However, many African cities have developed haphazardly, resulting in the decline of public services, in slum proliferation, and increases in poverty. African cities thrive on activities characterized by easy entry and low productivity, generally referred to as the ""informal sector"". Indeed, today some urban dwellers are po

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<p>Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa is Director in the Development and Research Department at African Development Bank.</p> <p>Abebe Shimeles is Division Manager in the Development and Research Department at African Development Bank.</p> <p>Nadège Désirée Yameogo is Senior Research Economist in the Development and Research Department at African Development Bank.</p>

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