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MENA: Map, with major cities
Fig p. 266 (R&W). Urban Population/Total, by Regions See next slide
Urban Population as % of Total MENA Compared to Other Regions Source: WDI and FAOSTAT Middle East & North Africa East and South-East Asia Latin America and the Caribbean South Asia2029 Sub-Saharan Africa92136 Industrial Countries World303749
Fig p. 267 (R&W). Growth of Urban Population, by Regions E. Asia LA MENA S.Asia SubSAfrica General Decline in growth rate, more rapidly in MENA & Latin America
Table 10.1 p. 265 (R&W). Urban Population, MENA Countries See next slide
Urban Population as % of Total % Urban Algeria Bahrain Egypt Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Sudan61942 Syria Tunisia Turkey UAE WB&Gaza#N/A6072 Yemen61528 Sources: WDI and FAOSTAT
MENA: Populations of Large Cities Sources: Mitchell International Historical Statistics, and Demographic Yearbook
Cairo, Population WDI data
Cairo, 1965 vs. 1996
Baghdad; 1849, 1944, 2003
Turkish Urbanization Source: Saqqaf, The Middle East City, 1987
Source: Bayat (2010) New Left Review
Industrialization in Iran, Source: Encyclopaedia Iranica
Economic analysis of migration: International or Rural/Urban Source: Pugel International Economics, Figure 15.4 page 341
W. Arthur Lewis ( ) Nobel Prize Winner, 1979 Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labor, 1954 Author and editor of many books. Born in St. Lucia, (Caribbean). Raised in Antigua. Parents were both teachers, and he received much education at home. His father died when he was 7; his mother raised their five children; I have never known someone as focused and hardworking.
Econ Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labor: Lewis Rural sector has unlimited supplies of labor at fixed-subsistence-wage. (Peasant) farmers have an average product = subsistence level, suggesting a certain type of economic irrationality on the farm. Growth of (urban) industry will draw in immigrants from countryside, until excess labor in the countryside is used up. Major conclusion for policy: encourage investment in urban industry. Implies that there is no loss from ignoring rural development. This model tended to ignore foreign trade, although Lewis certainly was aware of its importance.
Summary of Migration Theories Standard theory (push-pull) : migration depends on (w urban – w rural – cost). Views migration as helpful – reducing excess rural population. Cost of migration is declining. Complications: who migrates? Brain drain. Remissions. Stage migration. Cultural changes for urban immigrants. Non-econ migration. City lights. Harris-Todaro model: migration depends on probability of getting a job, ratio of employed/(employed + unemployed). Policy implication: if govt makes a job in city to absorb unemployed, more than one person will migrate to city. Similar result for urban benefits like transportation, education, health… Policy-remove urban bias implicit in these policies. Informal sector-not unemployed, but underemployed! People live and work outside of formal (paper trail) sector, so their incomes, health, services, tax payments, etc. are lower. Low skill, low capital. Ease of entry and exit. Low upward mobility.
Migration (ii) – Informal Sector Is the informal sector the result of market forces, or market failures? Govt constraints on markets? (Hernando de Soto: Other Path 1989). Lack of capital/labor substitutability? Part of normal growth of a firm? urban bias: transportation and other infrastructure, health, education. Subsidies for food, jobs, credit. Move the capital Policy issues are: remove informals, or legalize /remove constraints. Informality in jobs and housing – (slums). People co-exist in both. Informality in labor markets: Both genders. Self-employed –manufacturing and services. Less educated. Younger. (mt: Makes unemployment data meaningless) Informality in production; small, self-financing, mt looks at Bazaar/suqs as previous type of informality which is being displaced by modernization. A century ago many jobs were controlled by guilds- maybe thats an earlier example of informality.
The Informal Sector in the Middle East: Labor and Employment Data
Informal Sector Employment / Total Non-Ag. p. 107 Source: World Bank (2004) Unlocking the Employment Potential in the MENA page 107 ~40%-60% There are some indications that this share is falling.
Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies, Vol
Changes in Informal Employment in Egypt: Source: Wahba
Self-employment in the informal sector Source: ILO: Women and men in the informal sector Major factor.
Informal Employment Source: ILO Women and men in the informal sector In MENA, more men than women. Opposite in LAC and SSAfrica.
Who are the informal workers? Egypt Source: Wahba
Probability of Informal Employment in Egypt, by Gender Source: World Bank (2004) Unlocking the Employment Potential in the MENA page 109 Men more likely to work in the informal sector than women. Informality increased in the 1990s.
Probability of Informal Employment in Egypt, by Educational Level p. 109 Source: World Bank (2004) Unlocking the Employment Potential in the MENA page 109
Informal Employment, Egypt (I) WDI reports 1998 population as 64.8 million; population between 15 and 65 as 58.7%, or 38 million, and labor force as 18.4 million. Survey reports 1998 population at 60.5 million, and non-agricultural wage earning workers as 9.8 million (p. 127) Using criteria such as working on a contract, paying social security, or having a regular job to define the formal sector, the Informal Sector/Non Ag wage workers was 33% - 46 % (p. 134) Source: World Bank (2004) Unlocking the Employment Potential in the MENA
Informal Employment Egypt (II) Source: World Bank (2004) Unlocking the Employment Potential in the MENA
Informal Employment Egypt (III) FormalInformal Distribution by Regions (%) Urban Rural Mobile Distribution by Occupation % Tech & Scientific Management Clerical Sales Services Production Source: World Bank (2004) Unlocking the Employment Potential in the MENA
Informal Employment in Egypt (IV) FormalInformal Distribution by Sector of Activity % Agriculture Mining Manufacturing Utilities Construction Trade Transport Finance Services
Entrepreneurs of Small and Micro-Enterprises: Lebanon Source: Hamdan (2006) Micro and Small Enterprises in Lebanon
Sources of Initial Capital: Lebanon SMEs Source: Hamdan (2006) Micro and Small Enterprises in Lebanon
يتم استلام المواد الاولية من افضل المناشئ العالمية – سوق مريدي صناعة المشروبات الغازية في العراق العظيم
مرحلة التنظيف بواسطة (تكنلوجيا الاوزون ) والتي تمتلكها الدول المتقدمة فقط
مرحلة التعبئة (وتتم في غرفة معقمة وآلية ولاتلمس باليد) هذا النعال مستورد من شركة ببسي
النظافة عنواننا :احد عمالنا المتخصصين بالنظافة البايلوجية يطهر المعمل بعد انتهاء التعبئة
يتم فحص السيفونات يدويا لاختيار احسن سيفونة لمنتوجاتنا
مرحلة كبس السيفونة بأيدي مهرة وباحدث تقنية
فحص بلاشعة السينية والبنفسجية والفستوقية لخلو المنتج من الاجسام الغريبة مثل الصراصر والمرادين
UN/World Bank on Slums: Data and Photos
Table 10.3 p. 271(R&W). MENA Slums (see next slide)
Distribution of Worlds Slum Dwellers Slum is defined in terms of five indexes: clean water, improved sanitation, security of tenure, durability of dwellings, and sufficient living area. Source: UN: State of the Worlds Cities 2004/2005
Urban Population: % in Slums, 1990 and 2001 Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have highest levels. Reductions in several countries/regions.
Slum Incidence and Infant Mortality: MENA Slum is defined in terms of five indexes Source: UN: State of the Worlds Cities 2004/2005
Slum Incidence Related to HDI Slum is defined in terms of five indexes Source: UN: State of the Worlds Cities 2004/2005 Slum Incidence and Per Capita GDP
A roadside thieves market in Syria, selling furniture left in homes abandoned by refugees. Source: MERIP (winter 2013)
Cairos Poor: on edge of city of Dead Source: Bayat, Cairos Poor: Dilemmas of Survival and Solidarity
Informal markets in downtown Cairo
Informal Development, Cairo Source: El Araby (2002) Urban growth and environmental degradation, Cities pp
Tehran Urban Problems: Congestion and Pollution Source: Madanipour (1999) City Profile: Tehran, Cities pp
Urban Planning Problems, Cairo Source: El Araby (2002) Urban growth and environmental degradation, Cities pp
Cairo: The Ring Road Source: El Araby (2002) Urban growth and environmental degradation, Cities pp
Cairo Smog 1
Cairo Smog 2
Tehran Smog 3 Source: BBC article, posted on Irans Green Party web-page. Photo is from Smog shuts Tehran schools TEHRAN, Iran, December 26, 1999 (BBC) – Schools and kindergartens have been closed in Tehran as a blanket of dangerous smog envelopes the city. The blanket of smog shows no sign of clearing Iranian state-radio has urged the city's 10 million residents, especially children, the elderly and the sick, to stay indoors, and for people to use public transport instead of their private vehicles. Parents of small children welcomed the government's decision to close the schools, but high school teachers and pupils were unhappy that their schools were not closed too. For several weeks, the dangerously high levels of air pollution have choked Tehran.
Tehran chokes in thick smog Tuesday 06 December 2005, 14:59 Makka Time, 11:59 GMT Antiquated automobiles account for Tehran's high pollution level. Schools in the Iranian capital have been shut down and the sick or elderly told to lock themselves indoors, with the city continuing to choke on a thick blanket of yellow-brown smog. Tehran's Air Quality Control Unit said on Tuesday the Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) - a standard measurement incorporating carbon monoxide, dust and other pollutants - has hovered around the "very unhealthy" level of 160 for several days. Such alerts are becoming increasingly common, with increased traffic causing the sprawling city's air to be deemed unhealthy for at least 100 days of the year. This week the situation is worse due to a total lack of wind. Source: Al-Jazeera.net
IRAN: Experts suggest sanctions are tied to staggering pollution levelsIRAN: Experts suggest sanctions are tied to staggering pollution levels L.A. Times. December 7, 2010 |Are Iran's attempts to deal with international sanctions a cause of the extremely high air-pollution levels afflicting the capital city of Tehran? A report Monday on the Persian-language news website Khabaronline says record pollution choking Tehran for the last month may be the result of low-quality gasoline Iran has been producing to counter the effects of international sanctions.report Monday on the Persian-language news website Khabaronline Iran, one of the world's biggest oil producers, nevertheless had to import much of its refined fuel to satiate the demands of its population. But international sanctions over Iran's' nuclear program are spurring many companies to stop doing business with the Islamic Republic. Not to worry, said Iranian authorities. Iran can make its own high-quality gasoline. But as residents of Tehran are choked by continued stifling smog, consumers are becoming more doubtful. 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Historical Experience with Slum Clearance
Aerial view of Paris, ~1980
Baron Georges- Eugene Haussmann Selected by Napoleon III to modernize Paris. During , he built bridges, sewers, new water supplies. Is most famous for changing streets, building wide boulevards. This is said to have affected 60% of Pariss buildings, and dislodged 350,000 people. He was visited by various MENA leaders, who wanted to reproduce this experience.
Paris street grids, before and after renewal
Scene of urban renewal in Paris
Hausmanization of Beirut, 1930s. (Etoile Square area) Overlay in red shows the old town layout. Source: Saliba (2004) Beirut City Center Recovery… p. 82
Urban Primacy in MENA
Illustration of neighborhood effects in Mosul
Prob. of Moving into Formal Employment, by Gender and Education
Probability of Mobility out of Informal Employment In Egypt , by Gender Different colors represent different survey sources Source: Wahba (2009) Informality in Egypt: A Stepping Stone or a Dead End?
Share of Informal Employment in Total Non-Agricultural Employment
Self-employed as % of Informal Sector. Source: ILO