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From The Guardian : Africa's urbanisation 'megatrend' needs to deliver growth, says report

Articles 08/06/2016

A recent article featured on The Guardian on Tuesday, 7th of June 2016, presents the new African Economic Outlook 2016 and includes an interview with Mario Pezzini, director of the OECD Development Centre.

"More than half of all Africans are expected to live in cities by 2050, so policymakers must ensure this “megatrend” acts as a catalyst for development and growth, and does not result in millions of people eking out precarious existences in slums, according to the latest African Economic Outlook. The study, produced by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the UN’s Development Programme, said authorities must create inclusive growth, jobs, better housing and social safety nets, and improve links with rural areas to boost development in urban areas, now home to about 472 million Africans.​"

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Africa: economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016

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