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Edited Book | Jan 2001
This book is about the multitude of associations that has emerged in African cities in recent years. In many cases, they are a response to mounting poverty, ...
Urbanisation, Civil society, Africa
Book Review | Jan 2004
Review of Karen Tranberg-Hansen and Mariken Vaa (Eds.) Reconsidering Informality: Perspectives from urban Africa. Uppsala, The Nordic Africa Institute, ...
Informal economy, urban planning, Africa, Africa
Journal Article | Nov 2018
Rapid urbanisation is one of the most dramatic developments on the African continent, often yielding contrasting and shocking images of affluent businesses ...
Ethnography, Maputo, Urban, Film, Mozambique
Project | Jul 2014 - Mar 2015
This film project seeks to visualise one of Africa’s divided cities, and is part of the project “The Ethnography of a Divided City. Socio-Politics, ...
Dvivided African Cities, Mozambique
Book Chapter | Jan 2001
In this introductory chapter to the anthology, the editors discuss the meaning of associational life in the context of rapid urbanisation in Africa. In ...
Urbanisation, Civil society, Africa
CMI Insight | Mar 2017
The growth of Africa’s towns and cities has outpaced local governments’ capacity for service delivery in terms of management, infrastructure, ...
urbanisation, property boom, tax reform, property tax, South Africa, Africa, Burundi, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Gambia, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Sierra Leone
Book Chapter | Jan 2006
The growth of Africa's towns and cities has outpaced local authority capacity in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. Many African towns ...
Taxation, fiscal decentralisation, urbanisation, Africa
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2006
The growth of Africa's towns and cities has outpaced local authority capacity in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. Many African ...
Local government, Decentralization, Urbanization, Taxes, Business licenses, User fees, Africa, Tanzania
Journal Article | Jan 2014
Historically, while cities such as Mozambique’s capital Maputo have been analysed as divided into ‘formal ‘and ‘informal’ ...
anthropology, imagiaries, Maputo, Mozambique, narratives, Mozambique
Journal Article | Aug 2018
Critical voices on urban management tend to portray conflicting governmentalities, with western 'top-down' municipal development models on the one hand, ...
citizen-state relations, divided city, informal settlements, urban sanitation, Mozambique
Project | Jan 2012 - Jun 2015
Rapid urbanisation is one of the most dramatic developments on the African continent, often yielding contrasting and shocking images of affluent business ...
Mozambique, Maputo, Urban, Poverty
Journal Article | May 2018
Within the anthropological urban scholarship on sub-Saharan Africa, there is a shared notion of the continued, and in some cases reemerging, importance ...
Mozambique, Anthropology, urban-rural relations
News | 29 Sep 2014
Maputo has been depicted as a ‘divided city’. How do the people living there imagine and engage with the city’s different urban spaces? A CMI research project, culminating in the film 'Maputo emergente. Visualising an African divided city' to be made by the Mozambican film-company ANIMA, explores this issue.
Event | 25 Sep 2015
This is a film about a city. Maputo is a young African capital city emerging at the frenetic rhythm of the global financial demand. Some say it’s not meant for everyone. People from different backgrounds welcome us into their neighborhoods and help us see through their eyes the real Maputo.
Event | 15 Oct 2009
The urbanisation of poverty reflects one of the most dramatic developments on the African continent. More than half of Africa's population will soon live in cities and towns.
Event | 3 Oct 2011
Poor and frustrated youth in African cities usually figure in the spotlight as violent and frightening elements during riots or elections. The seminar and panel debate will discuss music as a form of political expression originating from the youth themselves, and populist attempts of political parties to mobilise the urban youth. Are they victims of manipulation by unscrupulous politicians or agents of political change?
Project | Jan 2004 - Sep 2005
Women in many West African countries are famous for their numerical dominance and powerful organisations in several branches of the informal economy. ...
Gender relations, informal economy, structural adjustment, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Africa
Event | 22 Mar 2012
Presentations and debate with Deborah Potts (King's College London), Deborah Bryceson (University of Glasgow), Guy Standing (University of Bath).
Journal Article | Jan 2007
The background of the study is the very high prevalence of mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan countries due to abortions induced by unsafe methods. ...
unsafe abortion, family planning, reproductive health, youth, Côte d'Ivoire
U4 Brief | Mar 2018
More than half of the world's population live in urban areas. The policies and practices of municipal governments are therefore an integral determinant ...
aid, donor coordination