Cities as drivers of development
: Urbanization and socio-economic development in Africa: challenges and opportunities OUTPUT TYPE
: Chapter in Monograph PUBLICATION YEAR
: I.TurokSOURCE AUTHOR(S)
: S.Kayizzi-Mugerwa, A.Shimeles, N.D.YameogoKEYWORDS
: HSRC Library: shelf number 8225
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The purpose of this chapter is to explore the contribution of cities and towns to the development of African economies and the reduction of poverty. The chapter considers the theoretical arguments for cities as engines of growth, and discusses their applicability to the African context as far as the available evidence permits.