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Getting the Institutions in Place to Run Africa’s Cities Efficiently

Urbanization provides an opportunity to unlock economic growth. The challenge for urban leaders is how to govern rapidly growing cities.

During the next 16 years, all of the world’s 10 fastest growing cities are going to be in Africa. If this growth is a process of people voting with their feet, as last year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics Paul Romer once put it, these cities are winning. Yet urbanization in many developing countries, particularly in […]