Learning from the East Asian Urbanization Model

Source: Centre for Global Development

For the many urbanized and rapidly urbanizing countries, the East Asian experience with and response to emerging challenges is a model to look up to. As high-income East Asian economies approach peaking urbanization, they are now plagued with several challenges. From service sector and export-led growth outstripping manufacturing to rising carbon levels in cities, aging populations, and infrastructure that struggles to catch up with advances in technology- the concerns are aplenty.

In this working paper for the think tank, CGDEV, author Shahid Yusuf writes about how EA countries can respond to these challenges with the use of strategic long-range planning, technological advances, broader implementation capacity, and better resource mobilization. With that, he draws larger inferences that can guide policymakers in tackling the challenges of urbanization elsewhere.

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