Indonesia: The Challenge of Urbanization

Type Working Paper - World Bank Discussion Paper
Title Indonesia: The Challenge of Urbanization
Issue 787
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1987
Indonesia's urban population is growing rapidly. Almost 40 million residents will be added to its cities in the last two decades of the century. This growth is the outcome of millions of individual household and business decisions. It is best managed inclirectly, through improved national sectoral and urban management policies. Suggested policy modifications are included in the text. Direct interventions to contain city size or redirect migration are usually inefficient and counterproductive; most such initiatives should thus be avoided.

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