Can rapid urbanization in Africa reduce poverty? Causes, opportunities, and policy recommendations 

This massive population shift creates both profound opportunities and challenges. Access to jobs, public goods, infrastructure, and health care are better in cities. However, if city populations continue to grow without economic transformation, a vicious and persistent cycle of high fertility, low wages, and persistent poverty could result.

Read more: Can rapid urbanization in Africa reduce poverty? Causes, opportunities, and policy recommendations | Brookings Institution