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West Africa Urbanization Topic Outline

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West Africa Urbanization Topic Outline

PRO *Poverty (a) Remittances go to rural areas(b) Better than living in the countryside© Increases the development of the countryside because they produce good for the cities__ (d) increase tax collection, social welfare spending(e) Job opportunities(f) Digitalization/critical infrastructure increases economic opportunities *Economic growth (a) Larger workforce/economic growth(b) Urban jobs are better than rural jobs(c) Urbanization increases foreign direct investment (FDI), FDI good (d) Entrepreneurship — more resources, interacting with other people

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Resolved: On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms. (Bibliography)

Definition — West Africa West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of Africa. The United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.[8] The population of West Africa is estimated at about 381 million[1][2] people as of 2018, and at 381,981,000 as of 2017, of which 189,672,000 are female and 192,309,000 male.[3] Wikipedia General — Slides and