The political economy of urban reform in Africa: Call for papers

The political economy of urban reform in Africa: Call for papers

The African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) will convene a panel at this year’s Development Studies Association Conference, exploring new research on the political economy of urban reform in African cities. The panel will have a dedicated focus on dealing with...
Why urban poverty in sub-Saharan Africa needs more attention

Why urban poverty in sub-Saharan Africa needs more attention

The challenges facing urban economies in sub-Saharan Africa are considerable. Yet while development economics is a well-established field, relatively little attention has been paid to urban economies in the global South. With research in this area increasing, it is...
ACRC’s approach to catalysing urban reform

ACRC’s approach to catalysing urban reform

Our recent blog series delves into the concepts underpinning the African Cities Research Consortium’s research approach, covering the challenges and opportunities of urban development in Africa, an overview of our conceptual framework, and more detail on how our “city...
What are urban development domains?

What are urban development domains?

Unpacking the ACRC approach This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring the African Cities Research Consortium’s conceptual framework. Building on our first working paper, our research directors delve deeper into the urban development challenges we are...