Replicating Urban Shelter Programmes: Problems and Challenges
During the 1970s the problem of urban growth in developing countries received more international attention than ever before. Urban problems were integrated into a general analysis of development issues that focused on the distribution of benefits as well as economic growth. Disparities between urban and rural areas and the productivity of cities became important issues in development strategy. This increasing attention to urban problems eventually led the World Bank in 1972, at the request of its member governments, to initiate new programmes of urban lending.
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