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ERIC Number: ED079459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 59
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Urbanization in Zambia. An International Urbanization Survey Report to the Ford Foundation.
Simmance, Alan J. F.
This report reviews the "Seers Report," which contained policy guidelines for modern development planning in Zambia, and compares its findings to recent findings during the period 1963-1970. The Seers Report found that Zambia was the most urbanized country in Africa south of the Sahara (excluding South Africa). This report finds that since Independence, this country has witnessed a high rate of rural/urban drift, which has been caused by two factors: the relative stagnation of the rural areas, coupled with an unprecedented and unanticipated rise in both real and money incomes in the towns. In connection with these findings, the following topics are discussed here: (1) The Planning Background; (2) The Future Strategy for Rural Development in Zambia; (3) Rural/Urban Migration and Employment; (4) Settlement and Housing; (5) Alternative Approaches to Rural Development; (6) The Second National Development Plan 1972-1976. [For related documents in this series, see UD 013 731-013 739 and UD 013 741-013 744 for surveys of specific countries. For special studies analyzing urbanization in the Third World, see UD 013 745-UD 013 748.] (Author/SB)
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY. International Urbanization Survey.
Identifiers - Location: Zambia