Focus areas and main questions for Week 1
In week 1, participants will discuss whether urbanization is important for national development priorities of their respective countries. In this section the significance of urbanization will be discussed through the lens of its contribution to national development goals including economic growth, economic diversification, social development, poverty reduction, employment creation and environmental sustainability and modernization of agriculture.
1-What are the trends (over the last decade) of urban population (as a percentage of total population) , urban expansion ( for example, number of cities by size) , and urban economic activities (share of national GDP generated by cities) in your country?
2-Do you think that cities could contribute to your national development goals? Which one (economic growth, economic diversification, social development, poverty reduction, employment creation, environmental sustainability and modernization of agriculture?) and why?
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