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The role of urbanization in the structural transformation of Africa

Economic Commission for Africa
March 2014

18 mars 2019

UN-Habitat and The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) organized a side event on The Role of Urbanization in the Structural Transformation of Africa in line with the eighth Joint Annual Meeting of the African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and ECA’s Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, which focused on Implementing Agenda 2063 : Planning, Mobilizing and Financing for Development.
The purpose of the side event was to engage prominent African stakeholders, including representatives from member states, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), academics, civil society organizations and development partners in collective reflection, and experience sharing on issues related to urbanization and structural transformation in Africa. The event provided an opportunity to propose measures that would harness cities and urbanization as drivers of inclusive and sustainable transformation in line with the Post 2015 Development Agenda, Africa Position on the sustainable Development Goals and the AU Agenda 2063.