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CMI Brief | Nov 2018
This brief compares living conditions in villages in rural Malanje and shantytowns in urban Luanda and argues that while material poverty is most pronounced ...
Luanda, Kalandula, Malanje, urban, rural, Angola
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
Event | 18 Feb 2010
Lebanon remains the hostage of regional geopolitics. Foreign powers manipulate the Lebanese factions because of the socio-economic conditions that have rendered the majority of the population completely dependent. Professor Fabrice Balanche explorescontemporary Beirut in this seminar.
Book Chapter | Jan 2000
Muungano and TOT: Rivals on the urban cultural scene Siri Lange Mashindano! Competitive music perfo
U4 Brief | Nov 2019
Getting urbanisation right is a prerequisite for human development and environmental sustainability. Yet, corruption risks in urbanisation abound and ...
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
CMI Brief | Oct 2016
Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing out in ...
women, violence, poverty, Angola, Luanda
Project | Nov 2003 - Dec 2005
The primary objective of this project was to identify viable approaches to the delivery of basic services for people living in poor urban areas. In the ...
CMI Report | Jan 1991
This paper highlights the main findings of a survey carried out amongst low income groups in Lilongwe and Blantyre, Malawi's two major cities. The survey ...
Poverty, Urban areas, Survival strategies, Household survey, Malawi
CMI Insight | Jun 2017
Effective collection of property taxes requires constructive working relations between the central government revenue authority and the municipalities, ...
property tax, tax administration, tax, Tanzania, Kinondoni, Ilala, Temeke, Dar es Salaam
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
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
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 | Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
This study focuses on urban property taxation, which is considered to have a substantial unexploited revenue potential for the financing of public ...
Taxation, property tax, real estate, urbanisation, local government, Tanzania
Rural-urban linkages in sub-Saharan Africa: Contemporary debates and implications for Kenyan urban workers in the 21st century
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2004
Despite the rapid rate of urbanisation in Africa, most migrants retain links to their rural origins. Many households pursue a circular migration strategy ...
Urbanization, Urban workers, Rural-urban links, Africa South of Sahara, Kenya, Africa: Kenya
Monitoring and evaluating Mozambique's poverty reduction strategy PARPA 2006-2008. A synopsis of three qualitative studies on rural and urban poverty
CMI Report | May 2009
The first three in a series of six qualitative and participatory studies on poverty and well-being in Mozambique have revealed that there are positive ...