Director Smita Srinivas Discusses Rapid Urbanization in Dakar, Africa on CNBC

With the release of the UN Economic Commission for Africa​​​ UNECA 2017 Report on Urbaniz​ation and Industrialization, Director Smita Srinivas shared her thoughts about rapid urbanization in Africa on CNBC Africa.
 

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Africa's industrialization and rapid urbanization, UNECA 2017 launch event, Dakar.

 
 

 

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from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation published in the Christian Science Monitor analyzes the US labor market from 1850 to the present and finds that we are in an era of unprecedented calm. And that's not good.

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