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This portal provides a gateway to further useful websites, apps, and complementary knowledge hubs developed by other organisations engaging in urban development issues. If you are searching for additional information from a particular region, theme, or specific type of knowledge hub or database, use the filtering tools to assist.

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Africa Portal: The Africa Portal is a digital platform for think leaders across the continent and beyond to share their informed perspectives on matters related to African development, economics and politics. The Africa Portal curates a comprehensive collection of research material with their library holding over 5 000 research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs.


Africa SDG Index and Dashboards: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the SDG Centre for Africa hosts an online Africa SDG Index and Dashboards portal. The portal tracks 51 African countries’ progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and displays the data in either an index or a dashboard format.


African Food Security Urban Network: AFSUN was founded in 2008 to address the crisis of food insecurity in Africa’s rapidly-growing towns and cities. AFSUN aims to improve the knowledge base of the dimensions and causes of urban food insecurity in Africa and to develop and advocate for international, national and local policies to enhance food and nutrition security.


Africapolis: Produced by the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club, Africapolis.org is the only comprehensive and standardised geospatial database on cities and urbanisation dynamics in Africa. Combining demographic sources, satellite and aerial imagery and other cartographic sources, it is designed to enable comparative and long-term analyses of urban dynamics - covering 7 500 agglomerations in 50 countries.


ASSAf Research Repository: The Academy of Science of South Africa's Research Repository is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material.


Atlas of Urban Expansion: "The NYU Urban Expansion Program at the Marron Institute of Urban Management and the Stern School of Business of New York University, in partnership with UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, has initiated a multi-phase research effort to monitor the quantitative and qualitative aspects of global urban expansion."


Benchmarking Housing Construction Costs in Africa: The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa has developed a detailed breakdown of housing construction costs in fifteen African countries. In this dashboard, we explore the variations of housing construction costs across countries and cities while also drilling down to cost components which expose the highs and lows and raising questions around the differences.


Calculating Mortgage and Housing Affordability in Africa 2019: In this dashboard, the Centre for Affordable Housing in Africa has used a number of indicators to calculate an estimate of housing affordability by country. This dashboard allows you to explore housing affordability and mortgage lending in relation to your monthly income, regional lending terms, mortgage interest rates and the house price.


Cities and Urbanisation: The World Economic Forum's gateway to news and resources related to their cities and urbanisation theme

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