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FEATURED | Maiduguri: City Scoping Study

Maiduguri is the largest city in northeast Nigeria and the capital of Borno State. Borno State has been severely affected by the Boko Haram insurgency and the resulting insecurity has led to economic stagnation in Maiduguri, with the city bearing the largest burden of support to those displaced by the conflict. A population influx of more than 800,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) at the peak of the crisis exacerbated vulnerabilities that existed in the city previously, including weak capacities of local governments, poor service provision and high youth unemployment. As of November 2020, approximately 300,000 IDPs still reside in Maiduguri.

  • General

    Download key background documents and communications materials from the African Cities Research Consortium here.

    African Cities Research Consortium – Two-Page Summary


    African Cities | Apr 2021 | General

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  • City Scoping Studies

    Download our initial city scoping studies here.

    Accra: City Scoping Study


    Ransford A. Acheampong | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Addis Ababa: City Scoping Study


    Ezana Haddis Weldeghebrael | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Dar es Salaam: City Scoping Study


    Milla Nyyssölä, Tim Kelsall and Tim Ndezi | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Freetown: City Scoping Study


    Alexandre Apsan Frediani | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Harare: City Scoping Study


    George Masimba | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Lilongwe: City Scoping Study


    Kate Strachan, Jessica Kavonic, Tim Kelsall and Tom Hart | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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    Maiduguri: City Scoping Study


    Marissa Bell and Katja Starc Card | Jun 2021 | City Scoping Studies

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