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Housing the Poor in African Cities - Training Facilitator's Guide
UN-HABITAT
This Facilitator’s Guide prepared by UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance accompanies the Quick Guides for Policy Makers: Housing the Poor in African Cities series. The Facilitator’s Guide comes with a USB flash drive containing the Quick Guides series, PowerPoint presentations on each Quick Guide, and videos that can be used in training activities.

The training pack is intended for the use of training institutions in Africa and other interested institutions. The training pack focuses…
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The State of African Cities 2018 - The geography of African investment
The aim of The State of African Cities 2018: The geography of African investment report is to contribute to development policies that can turn African cities into more attractive, competitive and resilient foreign direct investment (FDI) destinations. Attracting global FDI is highly competitive and crosses various geographic scales, therefore regional cooperation by cities and nations is critical. But FDI is not a panacea since it has both positive and negative effects and careful choices need…
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Effectiveness of Planning Law in Sub-Saharan Africa - Cover image
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Effectiveness of Planning Law in Sub-Saharan Africa
UN-HABITAT
Using the Global Sample of Cities (see Annex) as a statistically representative dataset, the Urban Legislation Unit of UN-Habitat has conducted an objective, evidence-based assessment on the application of physical planning laws. The Global Sample makes it possible for individual values to be assigned to cities after which the variations in these figures can be studied among the world regions, income groups, or population sizes.
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The Role of Urbanization In the Structural Transformation of Africa
UN-Habitat and The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) organized a side event on The Role of Urbanization in the Structural Transformation of Africa.

The purpose of the side event was to engage prominent African stakeholders, including representatives from member states, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), academics, civil society organizations and development partners in collective reflection, and experience sharing on issues related to urbanization and structural…
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