This document has been prepared as part of the project ‘Urban infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa – harnessing land values, housing and transport’. It reflects the research team’s recommendations to DfID on possible interventions in the field of land-based financing in Sub-Saharan Africa. The team’s view is that the potential exists for African cities to reap high returns on the investment of money and time by DFID in strengthening fiscal, legal and institutional frameworks for urban management. Cities in the region face rapid urban growth with an associated rapidly expanding property market. This is an important source of funding for urban infrastructure. The cities however are unlikely to realize these benefits without a degree of outside support and knowledge-sharing. The recommendations made in this document are the opinions of the team members working with ACC on the harnessing land values project and do not currently reflect DFID views.
African Centre for Cities. Recommendations to DFID on proposed interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa relating to Land-Based Financing for urban infrastructure. African Centre for Cities, Cape Town, South Africa (2015) 10 pp pp.