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Video
Mitigation Policy in Carbon-Intensive Economies

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Plenary 3

Mitigation policy Climate change Industrialization
Journal Article
The Rise of a Middle Class in East and Southern Africa: Implications for Food System Transformation

Part of Journal Special Issue The Political Economy of Africa's Emergent Middle Class

Food supply Urbanization
Journal Article
Can Cities or Towns Drive African Development?: Economywide Analysis for Ethiopia and Uganda

Rapid urbanization is an important characteristic of African development and yet the structural transformation debate focuses on agriculture’s relative merits without also considering the benefits from urban agglomeration...

Economic development Gross national product Poverty
Working Paper
The Rise of a Middle Class in East and Southern Africa: Implications for Food System Transformation

We examine the implications of the rise of a middle class in East and Southern Africa for food consumption patterns and the food system...

Agriculture Econometric models (Economic development) Microeconomics
Journal Article
Urban Service Delivery in Africa and the Role of International Assistance

Part of Journal Special Issue Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

Local government Urban planning Urbanization
Journal Article
Strategies of Subversion in Vertically-Divided Contexts: Decentralisation and Urban Service Delivery in Senegal

Part of Journal Special Issue Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

Government accountability Political science Urbanization
Journal Special Issue
Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

This special issue comprises UNU-WIDER research focusing on key governance challenges related to addressing gaps in urban service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Decision making (Public administration) Public goods
Research Brief
Supporting Design of Green Cities

Development of green cities is one way to help address problems associated with climate change...

Economic aspects (Urban planning) Economic assistance and foreign aid Sustainable development
Working Paper
Foreign Aid, Urbanization and Green Cities

Rapid urbanization, and particularly the associated problems of urban poverty, unsustainable development and environmental degradation, pose an enormous challenge to many developing countries...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Sustainable development Economic aspects (Urban planning)
Journal Article
Agriculture and Small Towns in Africa

Africa is urbanizing rapidly. Yet most dual economy models focus on the sectoral rather than spatial dimensions of development. This article adopts a “dual–dual” approach to measuring rural/urban and farm/nonfarm linkages...

Agriculture Poverty Urbanization
Blog
From The Editor's Desk (December 2012)

Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...

Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment) Climatic changes
Research Brief
Urban Service Delivery in Africa and the World Bank

Various studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between urban population levels and gross national income...

Central planning Local government Urban planning
Journal Article
Opposition Parties and the Urban Poor in African Democracies

Africa’s urban poor increasingly represent a key constituency for electoral mobilization...

Democracy Democratization Populism
Panel discussion
Latin American urban development into the 21st century: Towards a renewed perspective on the city

The 20th century witnessed global processes of urbanization on an unprecedented scale, to the extent that more than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas for the first time in human history. Latin America is the developing...

26 October 2012
Senate Room, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Past event
Book
Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City

According to UN-Habitat, Latin America is the most urbanized region in the world...

Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
Presentation
Urbanization and development in Asia: Multidimensional perspectives

Presenter: Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, UNDP Nepal, formerly UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow. Over the last few decades, globalization has had a visible effect on urbanization and migration patterns across much of Asia. Analyses of migration patterns...

16 June 2012
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Past event
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