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URBANIZATION REVIEW. WORLD BANK REPORT : Productive and Inclusive Cities for an Emerging Democratic Republic of Congo Published: December 2017 | Pages: 11 - 31 | Link: https://doi.org/10.1596/978-1-4648-1203-3_ch1 |
The report profiles the #DemocraticRepublicofCongo, a rapidly urbanizing country which has the largest territory in #SubSaharan Africa and which was estimated in 2015 to have an #urban population of 42 per cent, or nearly 30 million Congolese living in cities. The country’s five economic regions present different urbanization patterns, as well as different growth potential, resource endowments, and trade opportunities; #Kinshasa, the capital, and #CentralAfrica’s largest and fastest-growing urban system, had an estimated population of over 12 million in 2016. #Congolese firms struggle to expand because of the high concentration of firms engaged in non-tradable activities and the disadvantageous terms of #trade; the informal sector remains the largest employer, with an estimated 60–80 percent of jobs. #Poverty is high for the country’s rate of #urbanization and has become more severe in the center of the country. Access to basic services remains geographically unequal, and disparities in #livingstandards stand out across regions.
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