Enhancing Urban Productivity in Africa
Opticon 1826, Vol. 2, No. 1
9 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2007 Last revised: 22 Sep 2014
Date Written: 2007
While cities in advanced economies contribute 85% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), cities in low income economies, including Africa, contribute only 55% of GDP. This article analyzes the current situation of urban areas in Africa (in particular in Ghana), including facts relating to unemployment, slum population, urban poverty and the make-up and management of municipal finance. In what ways can urban productivity be promoted in Africa? Is it possible to overcome the significant constraints that inhibit the work of city managers?
Keywords: urban, productivity, Africa
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