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Rising through cities in Ghana

Ghana urbanization review overview report
April 2015

15 août 2018

Rapid urbanization in Ghana over the past three decades has coincided with rapid GDP growth, helping create jobs, increase human capital, decrease poverty, and expand opportunities and improve living conditions for millions of Ghanaians. Ghana’s urban transformation has been momentous, but it is not unique : a similar process has characterized other countries at similar levels of development. Moving forward, Ghana’s key challenge is to ensure that urbanization continues to complement growth through improvements in productivity and inclusion, rather than detracting from these goals, and, in President Mahama’s words, creating a “grave danger.” The Ghana Urbanization Review and its accompanying reports provide an analysis of Ghana’s rising urbanization challenges and a framework to successfully overcome these challenges.