Handbook 8: Capacitating cities
Creating spaces for reflection and effective dialogue in sub-Saharan Africa

African cities have come a long way in their efforts to achieve sustainable development. However, resource and capacity constraints continue to limit municipalities’ ability to realise goals and address all the developmental challenges of the 21st century. Capacity limitations are considered to be a major stumbling block when it comes to adequate service delivery. This is such a pressing issue that the World Bank felt the need to step in and, between 1995 and 2004, provided $9 billion in loans and close to $900 million in grants and administrative budget to support capacity building in Africa.


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