Overview: The main issues confronting the region: urbanization, poverty, population growth, sustainability, and upgrading.
Trends: Milestones, urban projects record, recent trends, permanent economic crisis, shifting institutional setting.
Country Assesments: Summary, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia
Selected projects in the Africa region; planned, on-going and completed, which test new approaches and offer successful examples
Alexandra Township, Johannesburg; South Africa. A very large low-income community with severe overcrowding, and overloaded infrastructure estimated at 4 times capacity. Includes brief description, problems, recommendations, and lessons for other projects.
Roundtable Discussion; Regional Roundtable on Upgrading Low-Income Settlements, Johannesburg, South Africa. October 3-5, 2000.
Chris Banes on Ghana Upgrading experience.
Aid and Reform in Africa: Lessons from Ten Case Studies.
Shanta Devarajan, David Dollar, and Torgny Holmgren. Development Research Group, The World Bank. March 27, 2001.
Upgrading Urban Low-Income Settlements in Africa: Constraints, Potentials and Policy Options. George Matovu. Regional Roundtable on Upgrading Low-Income Settlements, Johannesburg, South Africa. October 3-5, 2000.
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