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Launch of the Economic Report on Africa 2017 - Urbanization and Industrialization in Africa
8 Dec 2017 -  Hosted by the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA).
History and experience show that urbanization and industrialization are closely associated in a mutually beneficial manner—but not in Africa.
African countries must leverage the force of urbanization to drive and enable industrial development, reestablishing the link between urban growth and industrial growth.
The 2017 Economic Report on Africa thus examines how to harness the opportunities from rapid urbanization to speed industrialization and accelerate structural transformation.