Urbanization

Urbanization

Mar 28, 2017
Mogadishu, Somalia

Somalia is one of the striking cases of rapid urbanization in the East African context and beyond. Despite continued insecurity and limited economic opportunities, it is urbanizing at a high rate of 4-6% p.a. The share of urban population in Somalia is one of the highest in the region, 42% in total and even higher in some states, such as Somaliland where it reaches 52.8%. It is forecasted that by 2030 nearly 90% of Somalis will live in urban or semi-urban settlements.