Land policies are of fundamental importance to sustainable growth, good governance, and the well-being of, and the economic opportunities open to, both rural and urban dwellers - particularly the poor. To this end, research on land policy, and analysis of interventions related to the subject, have long been of interest to the Bank's Research Department, and other academic, and civil society institutions.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2003
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2003Africa
Africa is the fastest urbanizing region in the world, with the population doubling almost every
20 years. The rural population is growing at a rate of 2.5 per cent per annum, while the urban
population is experiencing 5-10 per cent growth per annum. Urbanization becomes a source
of concern when the challenges it poses are far beyond the national management capacity.
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