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Why Well-Managed Urbanization is Key to African Industrialization

Speaking at the launch of the "Designing and Implementing Strategies for the Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities" project in Lusaka, Zambia, ECA Director, Sub Regional Office for Southern Africa, Said Adejumobi, noted, "If well handled, urbanization can support industrialization, sustained economic growth, enhanced productivity and a congenial human and social environment." And, "if poorly managed, "urbanization can perpetuate economic inequality, crime, violence, human rights abuses and other vices." Find out more. More on ECA in this BRIEFING



An overview of Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya. "If well handled, urbanization can support industrialization, sustained economic growth, enhanced productivity and a congenial human and social environment" - Director, ECA Sub Regional Office for Southern Africa, Said Adejumobi

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