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Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference, 2013: Bridging Rural and Urban Perspectives: Side Event

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May 13 - 14, 2013
World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C.


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SIDE EVENT, Wednesday, May 15 

Book Launch Organized by the World Bank InfoShop

Financing Africa’s Cities; The Imperative of Local Investment
by Thierry Paulais

Structural Transformation and Rural Change Revisited
by Bruno Losch, Sandrine Fréguin-Gresh, Eric Thomas White

“Financing Africa’s Cities” and “Structural Transformation and Rural Change Revisited” adopt two different perspectives, from the city and from the countryside. They deal with financing urban investments, promoting rural diversification, and the challenges of Africa’s demographic and economics transitions. They have an evident crossing point which is about territorial development: how to foster rural-urban linkages through the promotion of medium-size urbanization and a better connection with rural demand and supply? Vibrant local economies can generate growing incomes and mitigate the costs of metropolization.

Time: Wednesday, May 15: 15.00-17.00

Location: J1-050 auditorium: 701 18th St. NW, Washington DC 20433

Introduction:Luc Christiaensen (World Bank, Chief Economist's Office of the Africa Region)
Moderator: Shantayanan Devarajan (Chief Economist of the MENA Region)
Panel discussion: Thierry Paulais (Agence Francaise de Développement), Bruno Losch (CIRAD), Eric White (Integra)
Discussants: Peter Hazell (SOAS, University of London) and Ira Peppercorn (World Bank)


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