This dataset contains 45 indicators for 31 African cities, related to urbanization, solid waste management, water resources availability, water supply services, sanitation services, flood hazards and economic and institutional strength.
Time series
Sub Saharan Africa, Low or Middle income, IDA, IBRD
City or metropolitan
The data contained in this general study of 31 African cities has to be considered with a degree of caution due to inconsistencies in definitions, measurements, and data collection methodologies. The inherent complexities of the sector, the difficulties in measuring institutional arrangements, and the validation of the data found added limitations to the data set.
Urban Development
No further updates planned
No fixed schedule
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Jacobsen, M., Webster, M. and Vairavamoorthy, K. The Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water? 31 Cities Diagnostic Database.
2002 - 2012


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