Over 5 000 new cities have emerged in Africa since 1990, empowering millions of people across all socio-economic groups.
Explore data from more than 4 million individuals and firms across 2 600 cities and 32 African countries and see how urbanisation and city size drive economic performance in Africa.
Effective urban planning and functional local governments are vital to support and develop cities’ economies.
Improving existing decentralisation programmes, enhancing urban infrastructure investment and providing reliable data are all actions that can ensure that the specific needs of urban areas are addressed.
In this series of interviews, policy makers and experts share their perspectives on urbanisation today and what it will take to make Africa’s cities more inclusive, liveable and sustainable.
Africa's Urbanisation Dynamics 2022 provides a new perspective on Africa’s urban economies that is unique in its breadth and level of detail. Based on data from more than 4 million individuals and firms across 2 300 cities in 34 countries, it presents compelling evidence that urbanisation in Africa contributes to better economic outcomes and higher standards of living.