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Can Cities or Towns Drive African Development? Economy-wide Analysis for Ethiopia and Uganda

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  • Dorosh, Paul
  • Thurlow, James

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Rapid urbanization is an important characteristic of African development and yet the structural transformation debate focuses on agriculture.s relative merits without also considering the benefits from urban agglomeration. As a result, African governments

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2012/50.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Keywords: urbanization; rural development; growth; poverty; CGE model; Africa;

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