Urbanization has been widely acknowledged for its transformative powers. However, in Africa, the rapid urbanization is widening the gap between rural, peri-urban and urban areas. Although urban and rural areas are interdependent, rural areas often lag behind; globally 85 per cent of the poor reportedly still live in rural areas. The project “Leaving No Place behind: Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages in Africa” aims to support four African countries in strengthening their urban-rural linkages and overcome the urban-rural divide by enhancing capacities of policy makers and change agents at all levels to collect and use evidence for fostering cross-sectoral, multi-level frameworks, strategies, and action plans for integrated and inclusive territorial development.
Related Sustainable Development Goals
Donors and partners
The governments will facilitate the implementation of the activities in the country. They are also the beneficiaries of the Policy recommendations for urban-rural linkages.