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Middle cities’ – are we forgetting to nurture the engines of our future growth?

Middle cities’ – are we forgetting to nurture the engines of our future growth?

About the show

‘Middle cities’ – are we forgetting to nurture the engines of our future growth? This is the theme of this year’s Global Monitoring Report - Rural Urban Dynamics and the MDGs, which provides an in-depth analysis on urbanisation as a force for poverty reduction and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Jaideep Gupte, Fellow of the IDS, speaks with Jos Verbeek, Lead Economist at the World Bank and Manager of the Global Monitoring, on what impact urban development has on rural poverty, what roles and responsibilities the private sector has in fostering urban growth, and how ‘middle’ cities can be supported in becoming engines of our future growth.

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