Catch 22 in African cities

– The question of informality cannot be avoided when talking about African cities. Provision of services – housing, water, garbage – has to be organized by the people themselves. Not many people in the informal sector work which means income to the state from tax is very small. This ends up in almost a catch 22 situation with very little money in circulation to intervene in the area to improve things, says NAI researcher Andrew Byerley.

Watch Andrew Byerley talk about challenges and possibilities for the society of tomorrow in Crosstalk (opens in new window).

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