Publications

All working papers, studies, policy-related briefs and journal articles from the African Cities Research Consortium will be made available here.

FEATURED | Towards a comparative understanding of community-led and collaborative responses to Covid-19 in Kampala, Mogadishu and Nairobi

In this paper, we explore the Covid-19 pandemic’s evolving impacts and wide-ranging local initiatives in Mogadishu, Kampala, and Nairobi. Low-income residents often experienced Covid-19 less as a health crisis (especially in its early waves) and more in terms of its devastating socioeconomic, political and violent impacts. Although there were widespread misconceptions about the virus and vaccine, private sector and civil society groups also raised awareness about Covid-19 via several creative initiatives that can usefully complement official risk communication strategies.

  • Briefings

    Download key background documents and briefing materials from the African Cities Research Consortium here.

    African Cities Research Consortium | Two-Page Summary


    African Cities | Apr 2021 | General

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    Covid Collective | Politics and Covid-19 in Kampala


    Badru Bukenya, Paul Mukwaya and Tonny Oyana | May 2022 | Briefing Paper

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    Covid Collective | Covid-19 response in Nairobi: A political settlements approach


    Jacqueline Klopp, Eliud Wekesa and Abdhalah Ziraba | June 2022 | Briefing Paper

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    Covid Collective | Understanding community-led and collaborative responses to Covid-19 in Nairobi


    Alice Sverdlik, Henrik Ernstson, Jane Wairutu and Jackie Waithaka | June 2022 | Briefing Paper

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    Covid Collective | Towards a comparative understanding of community-led and collaborative responses to Covid-19 in Kampala


    Alice Sverdlik, Henrik Ernstson and Paul Mukwaya | June 2022 | Briefing Paper

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    Covid Collective | Towards a comparative understanding of community-led and collaborative responses to Covid-19 in Mogadishu


    Henrik Ernstson and Alice Sverdlik | June 2022 | Briefing Paper

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  • City Scoping Studies

    Download our initial city scoping studies here.

    Accra: City Scoping Study


    Ransford A. Acheampong | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Addis Ababa: City Scoping Study


    Ezana Haddis Weldeghebrael | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Bukavu: City Scoping Study


    Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, Emery Mushagalusa Mudinga and Tom De Herdt | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Dar es Salaam: City Scoping Study


    Milla Nyyssölä, Tim Kelsall and Tim Ndezi | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Freetown: City Scoping Study


    Alexandre Apsan Frediani | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Harare: City Scoping Study


    George Masimba | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Kampala: City Scoping Study


    Henrik Ernstson and Paul Mukwaya | Dec 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Khartoum: City Scoping Study


    Enrico Ille and Griet Steel | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Lagos: City Scoping Study


    Ola Uduku, Taibat Lawanson and Oghenetega Ogodo | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Lilongwe: City Scoping Study


    Kate Strachan, Jessica Kavonic, Tim Kelsall and Tom Hart | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Maiduguri: City Scoping Study


    Marissa Bell and Katja Starc Card | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Mogadishu: City Scoping Study


    Lucy Earle | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Nairobi: City Scoping Study


    Alice Sverdlik | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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  • Working Papers

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    Working Paper 1 | Politics, systems and domains: A conceptual framework for the African Cities Research Consortium


    Tim Kelsall, Diana Mitlin, Seth Schindler and Sam Hickey | Sep 2021 | Working Papers

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    Working Paper 2 | Uneven development, politics and governance in urban Africa: An analytical literature review


    Michaela Collord, Tom Goodfellow and Lewis Abedi Asante | Nov 2021 | Working Papers

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    Working Paper 3 | Annotated bibliography on urban politics and political economy in African cities


    Lewis Abedi Asante | Dec 2021 | Working Papers

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    Working Paper 4 | Understanding the politics of Covid-19 in Kampala, Nairobi and Mogadishu: A political settlements approach


    Badru Bukenya, Tim Kelsall, Jacqueline Klopp, Paul Mukwaya, Tonny Oyana, Eliud Wekesa and Abdhalah Ziraba | May 2022 | Working Papers

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    Working Paper 5 | Towards a comparative understanding of community-led and collaborative responses to Covid-19 in Kampala, Mogadishu and Nairobi


    Alice Sverdlik, Henrik Ernstson, Paul Mukwaya, Jane Wairutu and Jackie Waithaka | June 2022 | Working Papers

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