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Food Security and Child Nutrition Status among Urban Poor Households in Uganda: Implications for Poverty Alleviation

"The urgent need for in-depth analyses of the patterns and determinants of food and nutrition insecurity in urban areas in Uganda cannot be overemphasized. Using cross-sectional data, this study explores the key determinants of the food security and…

Women and Urban Food Insecurity in Southern Africa

"In Southern Africa, poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition are usually viewed as rural problems, with little focus on cities. The locus of poverty, however, is gradually shifting from rural to urban areas and is manifested in growing food insecu…

Urbanization and Spatial Connectivity in Ethiopia: Urban Growth Analysis Using GIS

"In comparison to other African countries, Ethiopia has a low urbanization rate. According to the World Bank World Development Report (WDR) 2009, Sub-Sahara Africa is 30% urbanized, whereas Ethiopia is only 10.9% urbanized. Urbanization rates differ…

OSSREA Bulletin Vol 6 No 2

In this bulletin several consultative meetings, seminars and a regional workshop were discussed, also discussed were the feature articles entitled: 1)Does Urbanization Encourage Co-habitation in Kampala City? The main objective of this paper was to …

Afrique : Les Revers de l'Urbanisation / Africa : The Other Side of Urbanisation

Urbanization is one of the major changes faced by the continent since independence. At the beginning of the 1960's, only 15% of the African population lived in the urban workplace. However, in 2009, nearly 40% of Africans now reside in the city. So…

Addressing Urban Food Insecurity in Windhoek, Namibia

"Namibia is a country that is urbanizing rapidly. As population growth rises, there is urgent need for urban policies that will promote food security. Windhoek requires a food security strategy that pays particular attention to the plight of the urb…

Rural-Urban Transformation in Uganda

"Uganda over the last twenty years has maintained high economic growth rates, increasing urbanization and shifting patterns in sectoral contribution to overall development. This transformation is dominated by an increasing proportion of the wealth g…

Flagship Project: More and Better Jobs

"Despite high levels of economic growth Zambia is at risk of a jobs crisis. Economic growth averaged 7.9% between 2007 and 2013, but formal sector jobs have only increased by 3.4%. Responding to this challenge is perhaps the country’s biggest priori…

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2016

The Africa Growth Initiative and its colleagues discuss six overarching themes in this year’s Foresight Africa, that place Africa at this tipping point and give their views on what they perceive to be key areas for intervention to keep Africa on its…

Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Kenya

"This report contributes to the understanding of links between population dynamics, climate change, and sustainable development in Kenya, a country that typifies the core population and climate change challenges highlighted above. The report analyz…

Population, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Malawi

"Malawi is one of the 15 countries categorized as a population and climate change “hotspot” because of its rapidly growing population, water scarcity and falling food production. Malawi’s population has grown from 6 million in 1966 to about 15 milli…

Population, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Kenya

"Like many other African countries, Kenya is faced with a rapidly growing population and low resilience to climate change. Its current population of about 41 million people is projected to grow to 97 million by 2050, and reach 160 million by 2100. A…

Opportunities for Harnessing the Demographic Dividend in Tanzania

"Tanzania’s demographic and economic profiles favourably position it to benefit from the demographic dividend if the country unleashes its full development potential by simultaneously prioritising: reforms and investments that accelerate fertility d…

Dakar’s Municipal Bond Issue: A Tale of Two Cities

Currently the rapid growth of Africa's cities overwhelms their central and municipal governments. Strategic planning has been insufficient and the provision of basic services to residents is worsening. Widespread devolution, since the 1990's has s…

Creation of New Cities in Uganda: Social Economic and Political Implications

Urbanization is a global trend and has largely been a positive force for economic growth, poverty reduction and human development. Urbanization is understood as a population shift from rural to urban areas, it is the gradual increase in the propor…

Developing Nyagatare District: Findings from a Multidimensional Analysis

The development and strengthening of secondary cities matter a great deal in the provision of balanced sustainable urban growth for the country. Hastening urbanization through the secondary city development program is expected to improve socio-econo…

State of the Ethiopian Economy 2020/21: Economic Development. Population Dynamics, and Welfare

This report aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of social and economic issues; inform policymaking; contribute to the design of operational programs and investment options; and initiate further research and debate; and serve as an important…

Linking Migration, Food Security and Development, 2012

Two issues have recently risen to the top of the international development agenda: (a) Food Security; and (b) Migration and Development. Each has its own global agency champions, international gatherings, national line ministries and body of rese…

The Future of Eastern African Cities: How Do We Want to Live in 2050?

Urbanization is inevitable and irreversible. Globally, around 3 billion new urban dwellers are expected to arrive in cities and towns by 2050. In contrast, it took the entire history of humanity to reach the 3.5 billion urban dwellers that live in…

West Africa Insight Vol 6 No.3: Urbanization in West Africa

UN habita predicts that before 2050, the total urban population in Africa will grow from the current estimate of 400 million to in excess of 1.26 billion. By 2030 the urban population of West Africa will range from 46.2%(Guinea) to 63.1% (Ivory Coa…

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