PDF version La croissance des grandes villes d’Afrique est si rapide que les gouvernements centraux et municipaux s’en trouvent accablés. Il y a un manque de planification stratégique ; des lacunes dans la prestation de services de base aux résidents s’élargissent de plus en...
This Briefing note describes an attempt by the city of Dakar, the capital of Senegal, to launch the first municipal bond in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) area, and considers the ramifications of the central government blocking the initiative.
Slums play a central role in Ghanaian politics. The way that they are really governed, how “hidden” informal networks interact with formal politics, and how citizens hold their leaders to account, are too often overlooked.
In September 2015 floods in Freetown killed seven people and rendered several thousand homeless. Jamie Hitchen explores the systematic failings of city management that exacerbate the problems caused by heavy rainfall.