Urban areas


  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    Financing water services in urban areas in Niger. 30/09/2010
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  • Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project

    According to forecasts, 65 % of Ghana's population will be living in urban areas by2030 (51.5 % in 2010). The population is expected to double by 2040. Cities are engines of economic growth and play a key role in generating gross domestic product and reducing poverty... The GUMPP (Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project) aims to improve the living conditions in urban areas for the inhabitants of the four selected cities of Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi, Tamale and Ho. The project will promote sustainable development from a financial, environmental, and social perspective
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  • Find out about AFD's flagship urban projects

    Economic and Social Reconstruction Project in Urban Areas in Bangui +... The Miskine and Sara / Yakité/KM5 neighborhoods have been selected by the Central African authorities as pilot areas of operation for the implementation of the Program of Economic and Social Reconstruction in Urban Areas (PRESU)
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  • AFD signed two grant agreements to finance studies of development projects

    Financing preparatory studies for successful development projects The first grant agreement, with the amount of Euro 500 000, will fund studies concerning the project of improvement of urban development in Alexandria, intended to further increase the public transport sector and to improve transport conditions to serve citizens in urban areas of the governorate
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  • Working for sustainable urban development

    By 2050 3 out of 5 people will be living in an urban area. What do we mean by a sustainable city?
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    Urban areas have become a highly productive economic driving force but how can this transformation be financed? Exponential growth in South country cities has often been neglected by the international community but has become a major phenomenon with very high stakes
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  • AFD participated to the GAIT Conference on sustainable transport, held on 8 and 9 October 2015 in Istanbul

    Carine MEGUEULLE stressed that the support of the AFD was beyond simple funding to accompany sustainable public policies in the transport sector, particularly in urban areas. The conference was an opportunity to present" the Mobilize Your City" initiative that will be officially launched at the COP21 in Paris (December 2015). This French-German initiative was initiated by a group of technical (CODATU, CEREMA, ADEME, GIZ), financial (FFEM, AFD) and institutional (French and German ministries) partners for a sustainable mobility in the South
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  • Pilot integrated urban management program launched in Ghana

    65 % of Ghana's population will be living in urban areas by 2030. According to forecasts, 65 % of Ghana's population will be living in urban areas by2030 (51.5 % in 2010). This rapid urban growth puts pressure on both the country' s two largest cities and on secondary urban centers
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    Over the past decade the average annual urban population growth rate has reached 7 % whereas the total population has only risen by 2 9 %. Today one in two Mauritanians lives in urban areas. The capital, Nouakchott, grew up from nothing at the time of independence and today has 800 000 inhabitants making up 30 % of Mauritania's population
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  • Urban transport project

    Currently in Ghana, 95 % of passenger and freight transport is done by road and in urban areas, "tro-tros" (collective mini vans), taxis and individual cars are the main means of transportation used. Associated to the absence of adequate infrastructure (dimension and maintenance), this causes major traffic congestion and environmental pollution in all cities, particularly in Accra, and this will become worst with time
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