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(Cities) The economic benefits of cities in the developing world (Brookings)

Arti GroverSomik V. Lall, and Jonathan Timmis write for Brookings: Dulani Chunga moved from a safe, quiet but poor village in Malawi to Blantyre, the prime business city, in the hopes of changing his destiny. He was drawn to the city by stories of streetlights, the opportunity to make money, and the chance to send his children to school. He lives in Ndirande, an immense slum with squalid conditions. While his income is higher than what it used to be in his village, it is barely enough to feed his family of four—food and shelter cost a lot more in Blantyre.

go to Brookings: The economic benefits of cities in the developing world (brookings.edu)