Effective decision making in global development requires access to diverse, high quality, relevant research evidence from a range of sources. However, the availability and visibility of research knowledge in online spaces is unequal. Some programmes produce wonderful outputs that get lost to the world when projects come to an end. Others are hard to find unless the person looking for them knows that they exist and what they are called.
Urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa are growing rapidly. While there has been considerable attention paid to the challenges of African mega-cities, the experiences of smaller urban areas have been relatively neglected. Secondary cities, with populations of less than half a million, are absorbing two-thirds of all urban population growth in Africa.