• From Global Village to Urban Globe. Urbanisation and Poverty in Africa: Implications for Norwegian Aid Policy 

      Kamete, Amin Y.; Tostensen, Arne; Tvedten, Inge (Research report, Research report, 2001)
      Some 52 per cent of Africa’s population are expected to live in towns and cities by 2025. There is generally an unequivocal correlation between urbanisation and economic development and growth, but in Africa this appears ...
    • Local Governance, Urban Poverty and Service Delivery in Namibia 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Geisler, Gisela; Nangulah, Selma; Nygaard, Knut; Pomuti, Akiser; Shifotoka, Albertina; Van Rooy, Gert (Research report, Research report, 2005)
      The urbanisation of poverty is one of the most dramatic developments on the African continent, yielding contrasting images of affluent residential and business districts and utter misery in sprawling shantytowns or slums. ...
    • Taxing the urban boom: property taxation in Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Ali, Merima; Goodfellow, Tom (CMI Insight 2017:1, Report, 2017-03-01)
      The growth of Africa’s towns and cities has outpaced local governments’ capacity for service delivery in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. As a result, many African towns and cities are now faced with a ...
    • Urban Dimensions of Donors' Poverty-Reduction Strategies 

      Tostensen, Arne (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2002)
      This paper examines the extent to which the poverty-reduction strategies of selected multilateral and bilateral donors incorporate an urban poverty dimension. Key policy documents of multilaterals such as the World Bank, ...