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The Challenges Urbanization in West Africa

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2193
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Economic Updates and Modeling
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World Bank Group
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2018-07-18T19:16:10Z
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2018-07-18T19:16:10Z
dc.date.issued
2018-05
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2021-05-25T09:15:22Z
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The Sahel is experiencing rapid and disorderly urbanization. The capital cities of Bamako, Conakry, and Niamey dominate the urban landscape in their respective countries. In each of these three countries, the economic importance of the capital city is enormous. For instance, Bamako represents about 34 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), whereas Conakry and Niamey each represent about 27 percent of GDP in their respective countries. Furthermore, as their populations are increasing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world, the attendant youth bulge could turn into either a demographic dividend, whereby cities take advantage of a temporary boom in the working age population to productively employ young people, or a demographic disaster, accompanied by urban instability if cities do not meet these aspirations.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/389881528873419842/The-challenges-urbanization-in-West-Africa
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/30042
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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AFCW3 Economic Update;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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URBANIZATION
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INFRASTRUCTURE
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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LAND USE
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URBAN TRANSPORT
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POVERTY
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EBOLA
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INVESTMENT
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GENDER
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The Challenges Urbanization in West Africa
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dc.title.alternative
Les défis l’urbanisation en Afrique de l’Ouest
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Report
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The Challenges Urbanization in West AfricaLes défis l’urbanisation en Afrique de l’Ouest
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2018-06-12
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Economic & Sector Work :: Economic Updates and Modeling
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Economic & Sector Work
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/389881528873419842/The-challenges-urbanization-in-West-Africa
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/30042
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090224b085be129f_1_0
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29982517
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127145
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/389881528873419842/pdf/127145-WP-PUBLIC-TheChallengesOfUrbanizationInWestAfrica.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Chad
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Guinea
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Mali
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Niger
okr.topic
Transport :: Transport Economics Policy & Planning
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Urban Development :: National Urban Development Policies & Strategies
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Urban Development :: Regional Urban Development
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Urban Development :: Transport in Urban Areas
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Urban Development :: Urban Economic Development
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Urban Development :: Urban Governance and Management
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Urban Development :: Urban Housing
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Urban Development :: Urban Poverty
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Urban Development :: Urban Services to the Poor
okr.unit
West Africa (GMTA2)

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