Donor Assistance and Urban Service Delivery in Africa

Abstract

Sub-Saharan African cities have been growing at historically unprecedented rates. Since the early 1970s, they have welcomed international assistance involving a succession of major thematic objectives. The main agency involved in urban assistance has been the World Bank. But as its goals have changed, it has been obliged to operate increasingly through a decentralized, more democratically structured local government system. Overall, the success of this international assistance regime has been positive but modest, given the overwhelming needs of African cities. Still, African cities are increasingly finding solutions both co-operatively and on their own.

Citation

Stren, R. Donor Assistance and Urban Service Delivery in Africa. UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland (2012) 24 pp. ISBN 978-92-9230-512-3 [Working Paper No. 2012/49]

Donor Assistance and Urban Service Delivery in Africa

Help us improve GOV.UK

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.